On Oct. 19, the Daughters of Mary and Joseph celebrated with five of their sisters who reached significant anniversaries in their years of religious life and service to the Church.

Three of the women religious, Sister Mary Enda Creegan, Sister Nora Agnes Murphy and Sister Louis Marie Hanrahan, rejoiced on their 60th anniversary of “first profession of vows.” Sister Mary Mortz and Sister Linda Webb celebrated their 50th anniversary of “first profession.”

The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. In his homily, the bishop thanked the five women religious for their 280 years of faithful vowed service in the Church and in their religious community of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph.

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