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Serving God in Small Ways

Through the aggravations received from her Carmelite sisters, Thérèse of Lisieux developed what we know as the Little Way, serving God in the small things.

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In Search of Direction

Daniel Comboni’s (1831–1881) first missionary trip to Africa ended in failure. He returned home to Italy and came up with what was a novel idea then: involve African Christians directly in the evangelization of their sisters and brothers.

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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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