Sister Reyna Professes Perpetual Vows

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.

Read more in The Buffalo News.

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    S/ Maria Salerno December 14, 2016 at 10:17 am - Reply

    What a treasure for our congregation.

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    Sr. Pauline Marie Willman December 14, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

    It is a joy to know Renya and privilege for us that she made her vows in our chapel.

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    S. Fran Gangloff December 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Reyna’s presence among us gives me great joy.

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    Martha Frey December 15, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

    What a beautiful service and celebration of Sister Reyna’s profession of perpetual vows! Thank you for sharing the video and wonderful photographs.

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    Audrey Patterson December 15, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to Sister Reyna on the profession of your perpetual vows! May God continue to bless you! I visited Chimbote Peru and I was struck by the poverty that I saw there. This was twenty years ago and I still think about those people and I attend the Chimbote dinner every year. Good luck and prayers as you continue your ministry in Peru!

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