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.

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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