Knowing Mayra has been truly crucial for me. She was the one who welcomed me and encouraged me when I was trying to return to God. I remember her always encouraging me when I felt like I couldn’t go on. If, for one day, I did not go to the Sisters' house, she and Jazmina would call me to ask why I hadn’t gone and encourage me to go.
When she wanted to tell me something, she would just look at me and I already knew. One time she told me: “Mi niña [a term of endearment in Spanish, literally “my little girl”] – which is what she used to call me) – never abandon prayer because prayer is what is going to give you strength to endure everything. You are called to great things. You have to be strong and do a lot of apostolate. Give it your best! I want to see you spiritually strong.”
The last time I saw her, she gave me a big hug and told me, “I don’t ever want to see you sad. Do what you have to do.” I didn’t fully understand before, but now I understand why she said this to me.