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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:21

She Did a Lot of Apostolate

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Guadalupe Cedeno Ruiz, Ecuador:  Some of the girls that attend the meetings presently come thanks to her. Well, thanks to her chocolate cake, but the important thing is that now they’re in the group, and because of Mayra.

GuadalupeGuadalupe Cedeno Ruiz is from Playa Prieta in Manabi, Ecuador, and is a candidate of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother. She writes about Mayra’s apostolic zeal.

A while later, she entered as a candidate, and during that time I got to know her better, because she came to work at the snack bar at the school in Playa Prieta. Whenever we would go to buy something, she was there. She made really good cakes, which made a lot of girls come. Once she made a deal with the girls, seeing how much they liked Mayra’s cakes. She said, “I'll give you the first step of the chocolate cake recipe if you come to the youth group meeting on Sunday. If you come the next day, the next step, and so on.” Some of the girls that attend the meetings presently come thanks to her. Well, thanks to her chocolate cake, but the important thing is that now they’re in the group, and because of Mayra.

She did a lot of apostolate. I remember that while she was in the snack bar, she would talk to the girls a lot. We girls would go to her to talk. I was a student there, and was impressed by her joy and her complete and generous self-giving. She helped me a lot, because she was very nice and willing to help.

She didn’t wait until you said, “Mayra, do this,” but would do it. And she did it with great generosity. She was always willing to help. I remember that she was always very attentive when it was someone’s birthday. She would say, “What are we going to do for her?” or “We have to make her a cake.” And since she knew how to make cakes, she always made the girls' birthday cakes. The same thing goes for the sisters’ birthdays.

She always did whatever the sisters asked of her.

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