This year, 5 February, the anniversary of the death of Prima Maestra Thecla, was a very special day for the FSPs of Nigeria, because it was on that very date ten years ago that Sr. Teresa Marcazzan arrived in Abuja to launch the FSP publishing apostolate in that country.
In recent years, our sisters have published more than 90 new titles in various categories and have also reprinted several books from our publishing house in Nairobi, Kenya, such as Christian Prayer, The Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Code of Canon Law. To commemorate this important anniversary, our FSP community invited the children of their parish to celebrate the day with them.
The theme of the day centered on the vocation to the religious life. Eighty-one young people and their coordinators participated in the event and all were excited to learn about the Pauline vocation and the sisters’ many apostolic activities, especially their current efforts to combat the evils of human trafficking by means of our publications.
The sisters ask us to pray for their apostolate and tell us they are also fervently asking Blessed James Alberione and Venerable Thecla Merlo to sustain their endeavors.