Cristobal Beltran Zambrano, Ecuador: Whenever she spoke about the Blessed Mother she was full of joy.
As I write about my friend “Magu,” I remember that she always encouraged me by saying, “Be good and try to reach holiness. Don’t be let down by negative comments. Trust in our Blessed Mother; she protects us and helps us on this path.” I would laugh and she would respond to me, “Be holy just as your Father in Heaven; live your vocation with joy. Don’t forget to help the needy, and together we will build the Kingdom of God, but always remaining close to Our Lady.” Whenever she spoke about the Blessed Mother she was full of joy.