Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Carla Riach, Sister Rosalyn Muraski, Sister Marlita Henseler and Sister Mary Ann Spanjers participated in a Suicide Awareness event September 11th in San Xavier Village, Tucson, Arizona.  The family of Evana Osequeda organized the event which included making posters of loved one’s pictures, a blessing of families who have a loved one who died by suicide, a candle light procession from the Feast House to the hill and back, sharing of stories, music and food.

Evana was the mother of one of our First Communicants this year. She was only 27 years old and leaves behind several children. Two of her older sons and a nephew played the big drum throughout the procession. On the way back from the hill a beautiful rainbow appeared. God was assuring all of his loving presence.