Merciful Father, you constantly raise up in the Church men and women, who by the example of their saintly lives and their commitment to the work of evangelization, provide us with inspiration to go new ways.
You blessed Abbot Francis Pfanner with unshakable trust in you. You gave him the strength to live his vocation as a priest and monk, and the courage to become a missionary in Africa. He was your willing instrument who practiced a missionary approach based on the old motto: “Pray and Work.” Thus he inspired many to join him in rooting the faith in the heart of the people.
Father, with confidence we pray that through the intercession of Abbot Francis Pfanner… (personal petition).
May your name be glorified by all who see in Abbot Francis your hand at work, and may he be recognized by the Church among the blessed!