I met and got to know María Augusta while I was in the community of Chone, from 2007 to 2011. I remember that although she didn’t speak much, she always had a smile on her face. She was very helpful and docile. When we would organize fundraisers to go to the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, she was always there and was one of the most responsible girls. When things didn’t go well – because others didn’t do what they were supposed to or they would do things badly – her response was to do things well, with a smile, and even offer to do what the others should have done. When she would take on a commitment, she was faithful to it and responsible about it.
We had her be an assistant camp counselor at the first camp. She surprised us a lot, because although her shyness made it difficult for her, she dedicated herself completely to the task. The camp counselor of her group said that if it weren’t for María Augusta, she wouldn’t have been able to do anything with the group.
I remember that she was happy to belong to the Home of the Mother because she loved Our Lady so much.