Maestra Thecla, Sister and Mother
Maestra Thecla was a woman who communicated with others on a profound level. She treated every sister as a unique individual, establishing bonds of communion by relating to each person objectively and as an equal, recognizing the individual’s positive qualities and showing her that she trusted her. Maestra Thecla created union among the sisters and roused them to enthusiasm in even in the most difficult circumstances. She knew how to keep her counsel, acknowledge her mistakes and ask for forgiveness. She was above all a woman of great faith.
“Not only kindness, peace and calm, but also great inner strength! She possessed the gentle strength that makes itself felt powerfully but sweetly-a strength impossible to resist” (Cardinal Arcadio Larraona). …+More