Happy Feast day! Today is a big day for us Daughters of St. Paul. In a special way we remember our co-foundress and Prima Maestra, Mother Thecla Merlo's entrance into eternity. This woman of great faith responded to God's invitation to take on the remarkable journey to bring the Gospel to all the nations. Her 'fiat' reflected her ardent desire to give of herself to the Lord completely "without restrictions so that He could carry out His will in her to the depths of her being" (Mother Thecla). Like St. Paul, her goal was "love: always more love [since] this is the path which will lead us to accomplish the greatest good possible" (Mother Thecla). Through a simple and yet profoundly lived life, we are grateful to God this day for her example of love, faith and enormous trust in the Providence of God. Mother Thecla, intercede for us!
PS. Want to know more about Mother Thecla? Enjoy...
Mother Thecla Merlo - www.daughtersofstpaul.com/Founders/MotherTheclaMerlo/tabid/115/Default.aspx
A Call to Love - www.catholic-church.org/paulus/thecla.html
Mother Thecla's Act of Abandonment - http://paulinecharismlive.magnify.net/video/Mother-Thecla-Merlos-Act-of-Aba