Even when still a young girl, Amparo often wondered what God wanted from her: “My husband and I ran a bookstore for more than 20 years. Outside, I saw so many people on the street, from all backgrounds. When I saw them I thought: Lord, I could have been in that situation. ”

Some brownies made by her daughter

One day, a priest friend of their family told them about how Saint Josemaría Escrivá used to visit the poor and sick in Madrid. Soon afterwards, one of Amparo’s daughters smilingly presented her with some brownies she had made: “Do you remember, mama. When we were little, you took us to visit the poor. So I made these to hand them out.”

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