When she was a child, the future Sr. Thecla Merlo dreamed of entering the Congregation
of the Sisters of St. Joseph Cottolengo but she was not accepted because of her delicate
health. However, her dream is very significant: she wanted her life to be a gift of
love. She had very clear ideas!
John Paul II never tired of saying, “Life achieves fulfillment in the complete gift of self,”
and he was right...