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Plan G—for God

She was working as a laundress so that she could become a missionary sister. A fall into a boiling vat derailed that plan for Anna Schäffer (1882–1925).

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Reach Out for Help

The solace that William Seton’s Catholic business partners provided to his young widow resulted in a conversion moment for the first U.S.-born saint.

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Never a Stranger

Dutch-born Charles of Mount Argus spent 35 years in Ireland and England, never really mastering the language. But the priest’s friendliness and healing gifts made him beloved by all.

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Aging Gracefully

Reflect When Karol Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II in 1978, he was an avid skier, hiker, and swimmer. But during his nearly 27-year pontificate,

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What’s in God’s Plan?

Reflect It takes trust—and often patience—to discern God’s plan for us. Zélie Guerin (1831-1877) initially believed she was called to be a woman religious, but

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Humor and Humility

Reflect John XXIII (1881-1963) brought a loving God everywhere he went, from his childhood on an Italian farm though his days as an army stretcher

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