Memories of Mayra

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Carolina Aveiga, Ecuador: I don’t know what happened there, but after that she left the sanctuary jumping for joy.

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It’s obvious and normal to suffer because of being separated physically, but over time one begins to understand why the Lord allows that type of suffering.

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Carolina Aveiga, Chone, Ecuador: I remember Mayra talking with a transcendent smile.

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To be honest I miss her a ton, but it makes me very happy to know that, by God’s mercy, I will see her one day.


Guadalupe Cedeño Ruiz , Ecuador:  She was a huge help for me a few days before the earthquake.

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Erika Moreira, Ecuador:  Mayra always had a great trust in the Lord, at all times. When she had problems at home, she always told us: "The Lord has to help me; it is His duty," and then she laughed.


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.

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Guadalupe Cedeno Ruiz, Ecuador:  She used to say that it was a time in which she gave Our Lord everything, everything. She gave everything up for Him, and it was noticeable.

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Guadalupe Cedeno Ruiz, Ecuador:  Even though she might have been feeling badly because of [her struggles with] her vocation and not responding to it, she would always help you with so much joy if she noticed that you were not doing well, and would encourage you a lot.

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Domenica Salazar, Ecuador:  I felt as if she were my sister. I felt that I had to be the same way with others, and that each member of the community should do the same. I was impressed by how generous she was.

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Sr. Ruby Molayal, Chicago, USA:  They were always joyful and ready to serve.

María Jessenia Salvatierra Molina, Ecuador:

mayra jesseniaI was always impressed by the strength she had to fight until the end and always be faithful

Sr. Kelly M Pezo, USA:

hnakelly mayraMayra loved the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. She kept a holy card of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, with her, and said that every time she looked at Him, she fell in love.

Chelita Velásquez, Ecuador:

chelitaShe was very special, very good, and really gave herself.

Anita, Ecuador:

anita jazmina mayra“Anita, what’s necessary to find true happiness isn’t a comfortable life, but a heart that’s in love.”

Sr. Gema Diaz, Spain:

hGemaI think it was thanks to that tireless “branch” that I was able to make it through the entire way there and back.

Carolina Aveiga, Ecuador:

carolina aveiga"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."

Sr. Ruth Ibañez, Spain:

hnaruthI remember her with a smile always on her face.

Maria Cristina Pinargote, Ecuador:

cristina p "She used to tell us that when the time came for us to go to college we had to be very strong, because we would find a bad environment there."


mayra jessenia"You know that near Our Lord and Our Lady you are happy; never fall away.” "

Melina Flores de Valgas, Ecuador:

melinafloresIf you open your heart and let the Lord in your life, and surrender yourself to Him, you will always be happy.

Gemita Dayana Vergara Espinoza:

gemitaI’m really happy, because now I am certain that I am doing God’s will.

Aura Cristina:

auracristinadeverdadShe lived with a great spirit of sacrifice.


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