Venerable Thecla Merlo: A Thousand Lives for the Gospel

To celebrate the Institute’s Centenary of foundation, the FSPs of Vietnam have produced a Vietnamese edition of the biography of Venerable Thecla Merlo written by Sr. Gabriella Collesei, fsp:Thecla Merlo: A Thousand Lives for the Gospel.
In the book’s presentation, Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan writes:
“Sr. Thecla Merlo was a silent protagonist in a new adventure in the history of the Church. In docile and creative communion with Fr. Alberione, the Founder of the Daughters of St. Paul and the whole Pauline Family, she carried out the role of mediator in an extraordinary way at his side. A very faithful and intelligent collaborator of this 20th-century prophet, she lived in a spirit of humility and faith, constantly searching for the will of God. This was the secret of her life.
“Sr. Thecla’s message is very relevant today. May she, who wished she had a thousand lives to dedicate to the Gospel, guide and inspire the many young women in our contemporary world who feel called to devote their lives to proclaiming the Word of God in the complex world of communications so that this Word might shine in the lives of the people of our time.”
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