Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist To Appear on Oprah Winfrey Show For Second Time

From the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist:

Dear Friends,
The Dominican Sisters of Mary will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday, November 23rd.
This is a new show that includes interviews with Mother Assumpta, Sr. Joseph Andrew, Sr. Mary Samuel, Sr. John Dominic and other Sisters; as well as on-site filming of the First and Final Profession Masses and this year’s Entrance Day, during which we welcomed 22 Aspirants.
The show will feature the experience of a Sister entering religious life and the meaning of religious profession as being ‘married’ to Christ.
You may recall that Oprah first reached out to our community on February 9th of this year due to an interest in the hidden aspects of religious life. Click here to watch an excerpt from that program.  
The response from the first show was so positive that the Sisters were asked if we would be open to another opportunity to share our life. We have accepted this invitation in the hopes of reaching an audience we might not otherwise reach with the witness of our life and the Gospel. Please join us in praying that the show will be for the good of souls and the honor of God.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, let us give thanks to God for His bountiful goodness. May God bless you and your families during this holiday season.
In Jesus and Mary,

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist 

p.s. To learn more about supporting the Sisters’ ongoing formation and education, click here.

There are several sisters from this order in our Diocese. Please tune in!


Bud said...

"During this holiday season"??? What's the problem with saying "Christmas"? And these are nuns!

lozeerose said...

Normally I would agree with the Christmas comment but in light of the date that the program airs, it is safe to say that Thanksgiving is not Christmas yet is part of a season filled with various holy days...thus the holiday season.

We must remain vigilant to ensure that Christ remains part of Christmas.

Liz said...

so exciting! I was at first professions and saw all the Harpo guys filming so I figured they were doing a 2nd episode :)

Chris - The Eternal Server said...

Cool it Bud. I know several of these wonderful sisters and one of my good friends just joined their order. You couldn't find a more orthodox and joyful community of completely faithful religious. They are a light of hope to those who only associate nuns with pant suits.

Leticia said...

I think someone is discerning a vocation. . . one of the sisters said Oprah's producer who spent time in the convent was very loathe to leave and was invited back. . pray everyone!

Patm said...

I am so sick of the "best" Catholics being so quick to jump on every real or imagined "offense." Bud is clearly a better, more faithful, more Christ-centered Catholic than these sisters. It's great to be fervent. But easy to become a Pharisee.

Jennifer said...

I'm just wondering, Patm, how many of these Sisters do you actual know? Or have you even met them? Talk about Pharisees...

MarcyC said...

"Judge ye not lest ye be judged. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" Sound familiar? Clearly Sister is correct in saying that it is the Thanksgiving holiday since the program airs November 23rd and Thanksgiving is on the 25th.The Church calendar for 2010 shows that Advent, the period of preparation for Christmas, begins on November 30th. We should all be thankful that young Christian Catholic women in large numbers are joining, this orthodox religious order that still wears a habit. More so, we ought to praise God and be grateful that this program is appearing on a popular secular network. With all the negative press the media has promoted about the Catholic Church in the past years, this truly is a breath of fresh air. Glory to you O Lord and help our grumbling judgmental remarks to cease!