Sister Reyna Jesusa Ontón Ñahui, 27, knew at a young age that she wanted to devote her life to the church, and by her late teens was actively researching different religious communities. She struck up a friendship with a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who was working in Peru, and was drawn to the order’s commitment to a simple life and sense of fellowship.

Her ministry includes working as a physical therapist with children who have disabilities. She also runs a church youth program. She finds that both jobs connect her to a wide network of parents and families who look to her for spiritual advice and guidance.

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