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Catholic Nuns Depart
From right, Sister Stephanie Mongeon, Sister Danile Knight and Sister Mary Zenzen pray at St. Benedicts Monastery in South Ogden on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The order of Roman Catholic nuns that moved to Ogden decades ago to build a hospital there confirmed plans to leave northern Utah after 68 years in the area. The announcement marked the first confirmation of the sisters' plans to leave since they realigned themselves with St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, Minn., two years ago. One sister already has moved to Minnesota. The order of sisters came to Ogden in 1944 with a mission of building a hospital, St. Benedict's. Two of the sisters remain employed at Ogden Regional Medical Center today, while the others serve the area as they can in other capacities. The sisters made the announcement of their departure with emotion but with resolution that they are doing the right thing for themselves as they age. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Kera Williams)