The Centenary of Foundation of the Daughters of St. Paul will open with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration on 5 February 2015, the 51st anniversary of the death of Venerable Sr. Thecla Merlo, Co-foundress of the Institute. The Liturgy will be celebrated in the Queen of Apostles Basilica by His Eminence Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of the Diocese of Rome.
Our Centenary offers us the opportunity to celebrate the memory of the marvels the Lord continues to work through our poverty and littleness, says Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, Superior General. In keeping with the invitation of the Founder, who always pointed us toward vast horizons, we are striving to bring everyone the Gospel of joy and peace through the various forms and languages of communications. Sisters from all continents, we speak the language the Spirit has placed on our lips and in our hearts through the charism he bestowed on us.