As clear as glass

In his homily for Maestra Thecla’s funeral liturgy, Cardinal Arcadio Larraona said, “You don’t know–you can’t know–how much [your Prima Maestra] suffered, worked and prayed…. At this point, you find everything done. But things didn’t get done by themselves. How much hard work, how many inspirations, how much correspondence [to grace], how many sacrifices, and how much faith were involved! How necessary it was to ‘hope against all hope’! Your Prima Maestra’s life was a poem from the very beginning of her religious life. […] I remember your Mother. Her life reflected her essence: she was as clear as glass; in her, nothing was exaggerated.”