Archive by author: Sr. Anne Eileen Heffernan, FSPReturn

Sr. Anne Eileen Heffernan has been a Daughter of St. Paul since 1957. Her assignments in the congregation have included writing, editing, teaching and clerical work. She presently serves in the development office.

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Mother Thecla Generous on Earth and in Heaven

Mother Thecla Generous on Earth and in Heaven

Four or five years after I entered the Daughters of St. Paul, I met Mother Thecla Merlo, our Co-Foundress. (Yes, she was still alive when I entered! We are a young religious congregation—only 101 years old.)I didn’t know much about Mother Thecla then, although I noticed how patient she was with me as I tried to express myself in halting Italian. Only later was I able to read the first biography written about her, where I discovered much more about her holiness.Mother Thecla was deepl...
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