Maestra Thecla and My Garden

I could compare my relationship with Prima Maestra Thecla–a rapport of affection, trust and docility on my part–to a beautiful garden filled with flowers of all different sizes and colors. During my years of formation (1949-1956), many little “buds” sprouted in the form of chance encounters during which the two of us would exchange simple greetings and smiles, or else in the form of the short conferences she delivered to our formation group. A lovely “flower” that stands out in my memory was the one I received from her on 6 February 1957. …