The archbishop of Havana related how as a child, Miranda “stole pears, stole apples, and made life impossible for the neighbors.” However, “since she had a ‘bad dad’ and a ‘bad mom,’ the beatings they gave her for these thefts set her on the right path in life,” he added.
As she grew up, the cardinal said, several young men fell in love with her, but she “preferred a beloved who was in love with her from eternity and asked for every beat of her heart.”
Cardinal García thanked the Holy Spirit for instilling in the sister “the desire to be faithful to her religious vows” and to be the mother of “so many sick people, caring for them, comforting them, encouraging them, suffering with them and trying to make their illness peaceful and holy.”
The cardinal said the sister is more Cuban than many others and that in Heaven there is a great celebration being prepared for her and all those “whom she took care of, all those whom she helped, are there.”
“From Heaven they are awaiting her with a great celebration and they are anxious for her to arrive as soon as possible, to return to the fraternity and love lived here on earth,” he added.
Finally, the cardinal said the Church gives thanks for the nun’s 93 years of life, her 75 years of living her religious vows, and “for the wonders she has done, for what she has meant for Cuba, for the women who take care of the sick, for the Church.”