On 20 July 1938 Silvia Lubich obtained her teaching certificate and in the autumn of the same year began teaching in an elementary school. «I loved the children so much, because I already saw Jesus in them. He had said, “Whatever you did to the least of my brothers and sisters”. […] In the afternoon I used to say, “Now have a sleep for half an hour. You can rest your arms and head on the desk.”. Walking past them, I felt I wanted to bless them, […] like a mother. Yes, and there was silence. This experience of teaching in Castello in Val di Sole, and then in Livo, […] trained me to love».