Most Holy Trinity, we thank you for the singular gifts of light, grace, and virtue which you granted to Sister Thecla Merlo, and we thank you for having chosen and constituted her the wise mother and sure guide of the Daughters of St. Paul.
Through her intercession, grant that we may live of her great loves: Jesus Master in the Holy Eucharist, the Church, the Gospel and souls–souls sought and served through evangelization with the instruments of social communication–to the point of total sacrifice.
O Lord, if it be in the designs of your divine wisdom, carry out even on this earth, for this very devoted Daughter of St. Paul, your divine promise: “If anyone serves me, my Father will honor him.”
Exalt this faithful Servant to the joy of the Church and the good of many souls, and grant us, through her intercession, the favor we ask of you. Amen.
Glory Be…Hail Mary…
With ecclesiastical approval
Mother Thecla has been declared “Venerable,” a step on the way to beatification. To proceed further, two miracles are needed–with documentation. However, it will also be helpful to receive information about other graces and favors that you feel you have received through Mother Thecla’s intercession. Please send information about such graces and favors to:
Superior General of the Daughters of St. Paul, Via San Giovanni Eudes, 25, 00163 Rome, Italy OR Provincial Superior, Daughters of St. Paul, 50 Saint Paul’s Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. You may also add your story to this site.