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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Salvadoran Sister of Providence becomes U.S. citizen

the Inland Register

(From the January 15, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)

Providence Sister Vilma Franco, a native of El Salvador, became a U.S. citizen on Jan. 6 in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington, in Spokane. The oath was administered to her and the other 38 applicants by Magistrate Judge John T. Rogers as nearly a dozen Sisters of Providence and friends watched.Sister Vilma came to Seattle in 2012 from El Salvador, where she had lost her father and six brothers in the civil war from 1980 to 1992. She professed perpetual vows as a Sister of Providence in Spokane in the fall of 2012. She has a degree in child development from the Community Colleges of Spokane and teaches at St. Aloysius School. (IR photo courtesy of the Sisters of Providence)

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