PARAGUAY, BEATIFICATION OF CHIQUITUNGA, Mirtita Etchegaray De Arias, Family Work•
The act of walking through the street and seeing so many people was emotionally touching. In the beginning, it made one happy seeing lines upon lines of people waiting to enter, but anxiety began when sensing that there were now few spaces. When everything became worrisome, it sufficed to say “when we consider our own strength, all hope and trust waver…” so we resorted to our ally, to divine strength, prayer…praying to the Blessed Mother that we could enter. —
After much waiting, we were able to enter, everyone from the Movement was scattered, but it was even more beautiful to see different little flags with the picture of the Blessed Mother.
It was a gathering where one felt the soul speaking; sitting beside people that you did not know, and seeing their tears and your tears cannot be expressed. It was really touching to hear an entire stadium respond to some parts of the Mass in unison!
Today when it would seem that the youth is lost, God sends us Chiquitunga, an example of a “normal,” joyful, young person, who was outstanding for her service and love for Jesus in everything.
It was as if she lived giving everything for love as capital of grace. From Chemistry Chiquitunga learned to make a formula as a motto: T20S: Lord, I offer everything to you. This is the phrase that was on the picture that was uncovered during the celebration. We as a family adapted her “T20S” to “T20SCG” Lord I offer everything to you, as capital of grace.
We pray to beloved Chiquitunga that her example of life be a testimony to follow for our country, for each one of us, especially her spirit of service and joy of her giving of self.
Original: Spanish. 2 July 2018. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA