Prayer for Venerable Thecla Merlo

Venerable Thecla Merlo, date and photographer unknownMost 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 Saint 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 Saint 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.