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FARMINGTON — Two Ursuline sisters who formerly taught at Sacred Heart School in Farmington are celebrating anniversaries in the religious profession this year, according to a press release from the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph.

Sister Marie Brenda Vowels is celebrating 70 years, and Sister Francis Louise Johnson is celebrating her 60th anniversary.

Both sisters were natives of Kentucky before taking their vows and accepting positions in Farmington.

They are among 19 members of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in Maple Mount, Ky., celebrating anniversaries of religious profession this year.

Vowels taught at Sacred Heart School from 1958 to 1959 and later ministered elsewhere in the Diocese of Gallup and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, according to the press release.

She now is involved in the Powerhouse of Prayer at the Motherhouse.

Johnson taught at Sacred Heart School from 1967 to 1970. She later taught at St. Charles School in Albuquerque from 1973 until 1980. Since 2003, she has worked as a coordinator at the Great House at Mount Saint Joseph.

Congratulatory letters can be sent to Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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