Prego tanto per voi, per tutte, che tutte possiamo arrivare alla santità cui siamo chiamate. Vi desidero tutte sante: per questo ho offerto la mia vita; per tutte, che arriviamo alla santità che il Signore vuole da noi.
Moving toward beatification
SR. THECLA MERLO: ON THE WAY TO SAINTHOOD Alberione and Thecla: two saints who carried the newborn Congregations of the Pauline Family in their arms. On 25 January 1987, in the Temple of St. Paul in Alba, Italy, two solemn ceremonies took place: the closure of the information-gathering process on the life, virtues and works […]
(Published in Il Cooperatore Paolino, n. 5 (May 2003), pp. 15-16) Sylvie is a beautiful 7-year-old whose family lives near our convent. She is an only child but her father’s relatives spend a lot of time with her and her parents. Her father, Katambu Zefirino, lost his job because of the ongoing civil war in […]
Prayer for the Beatification
Most Holy Trinity, thank you for the gifts of light, grace and virtue granted to Venerable Sr. Thecla Merlo, and for having chosen and made her the wise mother and reliable guide of the Daughters of St. Paul. Through her intercession, grant that I may live of her great loves: Jesus Master, the Eucharist, the […]
Testimonies of graces received
Through the intercession of Venerable Sr. Thecla Merlo (Pauline Cooperators- Bulletin, n. 7/2006, p. 27) We would like to share with our readers the account of Sr. Graziana Lo Scialpo, fsp, concerning what happened to her when she was a missionary in Venezuela: The date was 3 August 1965 and we were leaving Caracas […]