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Dominican Sisters of Mary to Make Second Appearance on Oprah Winfrey Show

Vocations continue to 'pour in' for the Order

It seems the Holy Spirit is happily busy pointing a delighted finger to one of His thriving religious orders in the heart of the Catholic Church. The Sisters seem excited about Wednesday's taping, saying "it was beautifully done." Was it simply ratings that drew Oprah to invite the Sisters of Mary to a repeat appearance, or has a radiant Jesus captivated her through His glowing nuns? Through their call, the Sisters feel that wherever the Holy Spirit leads them is where there is the greatest need for their charism. The new show will air next week, November 23, 2010.


NASHVILLE, TN (Catholic Online) - It was reportedly one of the most watched shows in years, this past February, when the Dominican Sisters of the flourishing convent in Ann Arbor, Michigan made an appearance on Oprah. Having previously abandoned Oprah for her politics and new-ageism after years of following, I was a little anxious in February at the treatment our dear Sisters would receive at the hands of reporter Lisa Ling and Harpo producers.

But happily, such concern was unfounded. It was a respectful, joyful report that revealed Christ and His Church to the whole world through our fresh-faced Sisters.

Later in the year, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist made news again.  In the waning days of October they signed a contract to buy the JPII Cultural Center in Washington, DC, to be used as a House of Studies for the continuing education and formation of their Sisters. It seems the acquisition was just in time, as the vocations continue to "pour in" for the Order.

Through profession of the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, along with a contemplative emphasis on Eucharistic adoration and Marian devotion, their community exists for the salvation of souls and the building of the Church throughout the world. Their apostolate, as spiritual mothers, is the preaching and teaching of Truth, and it is burgeoning with fruit.

Through their call, the Sisters feel that wherever the Holy Spirit leads them is where there is the greatest need for their charism. Indeed, Washington is certainly one place where the truth, beauty and joy of the Catholic religious life of these Dominican Sisters will be like the freshness of springtime blowing away stagnant winter air.

Now it seems the Holy Spirit is happily busy pointing a delighted finger to one of His thriving religious orders in the heart of the Church, by thrusting them once again onto Oprah's world stage. Was it simply ratings that drew Oprah to invite the Sisters of Mary to a repeat appearance, or has a radiant Jesus captivated her through His glowing nuns?

One can only speculate, but the Sisters seem excited about Wednesday's taping, saying "it was beautifully done." Little do they know that we are all as excited as they, as one in Christ, we stand to applaud the Holy Spirit as He renews the face of the earth, even as we kneel and weep for its profound need. Set the TVO. The new show will air next week, November 23, 2010.

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Sonja Corbitt is a Catholic speaker, Scripture teacher and study author, and a contributing writer for Catholic Online. Visit her at www.pursuingthesummit.com.

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  1. Rene
    3 years ago

    "allowing Oprah to show the beauty of our faith",--Oprah prides herself in
    being open to "all lilestyles", including those that directly oppose Catholic
    Church teachings.

    Her following is more of a "cult" than an "openess to truth".

    She has done many "exposes", including abuse of animals at an animal
    shelter, but I find it interesting, she has never done an "expose" on what
    occurs at an abortion center.

    I remember a number of years ago Mr. Joe Scheidler, a leader (of the pro
    life movement,) happened to mention abortion at one of her shows, and
    was promptly ushered out of the building.

  2. Johnny
    3 years ago

    God bless Oprah for allowing this to take place for everyone to see the beauty of Our Faith. May God grant more shows to bring our faith for the public to see and understand.Thank you Holy Spirit!

  3. Rene
    3 years ago

    I think its great that the nuns get more "public exposure", BUT as far as Oprah
    and her show,--her track record has been very "mixed", in terms of what she
    had aired over the past several years.

    She is a very avid pro choice "PC liberal", in that she has very strongly
    supported President Obama, and also aired "lifesyles" that are in total
    contradiction with Catholic Church teachings.

  4. Rosemary
    3 years ago

    I am curious how the sisters are paying for the JPII Cultural Center in Washington, DC? I would imagine the cost may be in the millions of dollars. With the sisters vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience it makes me wonder how a purchase such as this is possible.

  5. David Bailey
    3 years ago

    OPRAH: Let Love Lead The Way. . .

    I would like to share something with Oprah and the world.... It's an original video/lyrics/song which pays tribute to her for all of the many things that she has given to our world. Please take a listen and share with ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES .

    http://youtu.be/H9ATXxyOGGI

  6. esther
    3 years ago

    i sure will watch that......

  7. Jennifer
    3 years ago

    Can't wait!!! These are the little pearls of good news that bring a smile to my face and my heart.

  8. Beth
    3 years ago

    I saw the sisters' first appearance on Oprah and it was amazing. To see these articulate, attractive, joyful young women talk about their love of Christ and their devotion to His Church - on the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW! - was such a thrill. Their discussion of the vow of chastity was particularly powerful. And I loved how one of the young women explained that the sisters view Jesus as their spouse, and He's a tough spouse to have because she knows if there's a problem in the relationship it's her, not Him. That drew a lot of laughs and I'm sure it made a lot of people think.

    I'm going to try to catch the show next week. God bless you, sisters!

  9. Carol
    3 years ago

    I love these nuns, our sweet religious! I am taping this for sure thank you. Where did you hear it? I haven't heard this anywhere else?

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