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Eastern Iowa nuns celebrate historic Cubs victory

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Fans at Wrigley Field erupting with cheers and emotion Saturday night, as the Cubs make history.

After 71-long years, they're advancing to the World Series.

This is a moment fans who were around back in 1945 hoped and prayed for.  "At the end of our mass today we all sang, hallelujah,  hallelujah," said 78-year-old, Kate Keating.

Many of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sisters sporting their Cubs gear, rooting for the team they've loved for many years. "My dad and I went to quite a few Cubs games, and here I am, still a Cub fan," said 89-year-old, Dorothy Gaffney.

Still a fan after disappointing losses, but no longer do they have to say, maybe next year -- the Cubs clinching the NLCS. "I was excited, I was jumping for joy! I was a fan since 1945 and I love those Cubs," said Jane Haslwanter.

Fans here in eastern Iowa never gave up hope. These sisters stayed faithful to the Cubs, year after year. "I spent a lot of tears growing up, but I sure am happy now," said Keating.

As for the World Series, the sisters have their predictions, "The Cubs and Cleveland are the two teams who have waited the longest for this. I think Cleveland will need to wait a little bit longer," said 83-year-old, Liz Wirtz.

As the Cubs head to the Fall Classic, they have the full support of these lifelong fans. The BVM sisters say the Cubs have the spirit and support to go all the way.

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