Valeria had a very special gaze that conveyed so much peace. I think that’s because her gaze reflected God.
I remember one day Fr. Rafael had a meeting with all of the girls of the Home of the Mother. One of the girls mentioned her fear of the possibility of having a vocation to the consecrated life. By what she said, it seemed like the possibility of having a vocation would be a heavy burden for her. I was surprised by the way Valeria looked intently at that girl, not at all understanding how someone could not want to give herself entirely to God. I was amazed at how these two emotions could be seen together in her eyes, disbelief and at the same time peace. I wasn’t around Valeria a lot, but when I was, there were times when I just wanted to look at her. And I think that’s because her gaze reflected God.