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Sister Vilma Franco performs a liturgical dance. Sister Margarita Hernandez signs her vows as the witnesses prepare to do the same.
Bishop William S. Skylstad looks on as Provincial Superior Margaret Botch, SP, accepts Sister Margarita's vows. Friends and family gather for a photo at the reception.
Sister Gabrielle Nguyen
Leading the entrance procession are Sister Margarita Hernandez (center), flanked by pre-candidates Mary (Hong Nga) Nguyen and Rosa Nguyen. Sister Gabrielle Nguyen's parents watch along with nieces Brooke and Mariposa.
General Superior Cathryn Rutan tells Sister Gabrielle, "With this cross, fear nothing." Two Congregation Mary Queen sisters (from left) Teresita Thuy Au and Jacinta Ngan Tran, attended the vow transfer ceremony along with Sister Gabrielle's parents.
Sister Ana Dolores Orellana
Sister Ana Dolores Orellana enters the chapel flanked by General Superior Kathryn Rutan (left) and Provincial Superior Margaret Botch. Sister Margarita Hernandez performs a liturgical dance.
Sister Ana Dolores was delighted that the Guadalupanos of Pasco joined in the celebration. A photo of Sister Ana Dolores' father, who was killed during the civil wars in El Salvador, is carried down the aisle.