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Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertos Prayer


Provident God, Your love brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your promise we return to dust.

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.

Accompanied with Jesus Christ who died and rose from the dead and now lives and reigns with you in unity with the Holy Spirit. May they rejoice in Your kingdom as you unite us together again this sacred morning to worship you.


  • Share a memory or picture of someone who has passed away.
  • Organize an ofrenda in your home of loved ones.


Closing prayer:  

The Lord’s Prayer or the Prayer of Reunion

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Sister Joni Luna

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.

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