Father Luis Amigó y Ferrer, was without any doubt, a man inhabited by the Spirit. Among the many features demonstrating that, we highlight some:
The childhood and early youth of José María Amigó and Ferrer tried by suffering, left in him the “mark” of God's mercy, and pushed him to “go out” from himself to see the needs of others.
Luis Amigó, was a man of prayer, hanging by the hand of God and always trusting in divine Providence. He was a grateful man, seeing in everything Lord’s will in his life.
He was an affectionate man, approachable and with a sense of humor; he was serene, with a great fortitude and had an unusual sensitivity, that led him to respect, appreciate and deeply value people.
He was looking at and listening to the reality, allowing himself to be affected by it and discerning the best way of responding creatively to the necessity, to the signs of the times, keeping always as unique aim “the greater glory of God", which consists in the goodness of the person.
A passionate man, merciful and compassionate in the face of suffering, death, helplessness ... he was resolute and high-spirited and had a vision of the future always looking forward, trusting in the strength that the Lord grants to those who devote their life to Him and to the service of the weakest ones.
Father Luis was a man able to arouse enthusiasm and to involve many people in following Jesus.
A man who showed forgiveness and peace as signs of the evangelical and Franciscan life.
Until the end of his life, Luis Amigó was an obedient but energetic Capuchin Brother; a simple religious, living in minority and fraternity; a loving father as the Founder of his two congregations; a vigilant pastor and a dedicated bishop in the dioceses where he was assigned.
In his Autobiography introduction, written by Archibishop Javier Lauzurica, a great friend of Father Luis, there is a beautiful portrait of our Founder, Father Luis Amigó: “The depth of his being, peace; his clothing, humility. His life was as a peacefully running of a river without falls or overflowing the embankments. In him flourished all virtue: charity, poverty, humility, obedience, austerity, sacrifice ... The goodness of his beautiful soul radiated from his smile, which illuminated his face, a smile that not even death could erase. He possessed, like few others, the rare gift of an unalterably serene life, without relief, without glare, silent on the pure surface of a deep spiritual riverbed ... “