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Seeking, struggle leads to gift of fulfillment, community

By Sister Joni Luna | November 6, 2018 | 11 Comments

I tell people now that if I had known then what I know now about living this life rooted in Providence, I would have joined a long time ago. This life I have chosen for myself has been a total gift. I have gained a family that is rooted in God, loves and supports me unconditionally. My sisters can often be observed encouraging me to try something new. Which, I might add, I often resist.

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Giving Voice scholarship awardee in Oaxaca, Mexico

By Sister Joni Luna | September 25, 2018 | 6 Comments

What a beautiful gift these encounters were to my heart and soul!

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I Am — photo prayer

By Sister Joni Luna | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

I Am   One small seed, made up of many parts …

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Go out and make a difference

By Sister Joni Luna | June 8, 2017 | 5 Comments

Being a sister doesn’t ensure my going to heaven or living a hurt-free or pain-free life. It does not give me prestige or pay a six-figure salary. On the contrary, I have no earthly idea where the pursuit will take me, but I am learning to trust in Providence. The Providence, which, our foundress Saint Mother Theodore reminds us, “has never failed us.” When I look at the person in the mirror, I like who I am becoming.

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Sister Joni Luna: first vows and the grace of an undivided heart

By Sister Joni Luna | June 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

Sister Joni Luna reflects as she makes her first vows as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods today. “Pray that in all I represent from this day forward, in all my thoughts, words and actions, especially in my doubts, frustrations, and failings, that I may place my whole self in God’s Providential care.”

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Sister Joni Luna is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She entered the Sisters of Providence in 2012 after spending many years as a physical education teacher and athletic director. Sister Joni professed first vows in June 2016. She currently ministers at a Miracle Place neighborhood ministry in Indianapolis.