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An Unlikely Missionary

Woman listening to coworker


She was working as a laundress so that she could become a missionary sister. A fall into a vat of boiling water derailed that plan for Anna Schäffer (1882-1925), but eventually brought her to missionary work from her own bed, offering a listening ear, prayer, and needlework to others.


Saint Anna Schäffer, obstacles keep me from the work I burn to do for God.
Show me how I might best use my gifts in my current situation.


Be a missionary in your home, parish, or workplace by listening to those around you.

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