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Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertos Prayer

Creator of the Universe, in your grace you promise us that those who die still live in Your presence. Their spirits have simply been transformed but have not ended.  I pray in gratitude and hope for my family, relatives and friends that have gone before me, and for all the dead known to You alone.

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Blessed Covid-19 and a VIRTUAL Come and See weekend

Women now more than ever are sitting before God in holy silence. They are seeking truth and the real meaning of their lives.

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Visiting Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

To our donors, we say ‘What a sweet Providence you are to our ministry!’

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Sister Joni Luna: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

How is God nudging you in this critical moment to respond?

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A blessing

The blessing of a new day. The blessing of color and sunlight. The blessing of the gentle breeze. The blessing of the cool shade beneath a tall lush tree. The blessing of a new path to enlighten my heart, inspire my soul and strengthen my faith. The blessing of family. The blessing of community. The…

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Holy Wisdom

Holy Wisdom Open my eyes to bask in your beauty. Open my mouth to speak tenderly. Open my heart to feel your unconditional love. Holy Wisdom May I be YOUR image in the world. Amen

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May I see clearly …

May I see clearly with the eye of my beating heart. May I have the wisdom to listen with special care. May my heart and mind be in tune to the needs as well as the joys around me. May I be free from earthly demands to feel and touch the truth of God’s unconditional…

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Healer

Her voice echoes from of old, beckoning me to be still.

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Seeking, struggle leads to gift of fulfillment, community

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

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

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I Am — photo prayer

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

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Go out and make a difference

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 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 as the Congregation's Director of Vocations.