Set your DVR

You won’t want to miss Oprah tomorrow (Tuesday).  I’m not a regular tuner-iner.  That’s the height of homework/snack/getting dinner ready craziness here.  So, I’ll be setting the DVR for a very special hour featuring some of most favorite people – the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. 

We often hear that we should encourage young men to consider the priesthood – and I’m totally on board with that.  But, I think an equally important charge is to encourage young women to consider religious life. 

These Dominicans are simply amazing.  They are joyful.  They are faithful.  They are fulfilled.  They are prayerful.  They are fun.  They are of God.

My children talk about them all the time and I love seeing my girls light up when the sisters enter the room.  Anna-Laura is especially smitten.  I would expect nothing less, though, she is named after a pretty special Dominican, Sister Anna Laura.

They have certainly broken every horrible stereotype I ever had.  (Nuns by the way, live in cloistered communities, sisters however live in community.)  I thank God for their presence in our diocese, in our schools, in our family and in our world.

Don’t miss them!  See below, a message from the Sisters:

Dear Friends of the Dominican Sisters of Mary,

In this age of instant communications, word travels fast, so you may have already heard the news: we will be appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday, February 9, which also happens to be the 13th anniversary of the founding of our Community. Oprah was interested in doing a show on religious life as a hidden way of life which many people never experience, and so her producers asked us if we would be willing to welcome them. We accepted this invitation as an opportunity to share our life, and by extension, the Gospel, with an audience that we might not ever reach otherwise.
A camera crew came to the Motherhouse in Ann Arbor at the beginning of this week, and then on Thursday, Sr. Mary Samuel, Sr. John Dominic, Sr. Mary Judith, and Sr. Francis Mary were flown to Chicago for the taping. Some of our Novices and Postulants also participated in the taping from the Motherhouse via “Skype.”
The show will air on Tuesday, February 9th, so be sure to check your local listings for the time and station in your area. If you can’t watch it then, be sure to record it, as her producers have let us know that they do not send out copies of any show. And please, spread the word!
In the meantime, please join us in praying that Our Lord will use this television show to touch the hearts of many, so that they may come to know Him and His boundless love and mercy.
God bless you!

1 Comment

  1. SimmonsFamily on February 9, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Just went o go set the DVR and it was already set. Josh is one step ahead of me.

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