Pause + Pray

Plan G—for God

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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), but it 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. Practice active listening with family members, fellow parishioners, and coworkers.

Melanie Rigney

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