Dominicans to appear on Oprah

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Some South Carolina Catholics may recognize the order of religious women featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will appear on the program on the 13th anniversary of the community’s founding as part of a story on how the religious life is something many people will never experience.

Children and parents of St. Francis by the Sea School have experienced their charism, however, because four sisters from the order teach there.

The Dominican sisters accepted the invitation to participate in the popular show as an opportunity to share their life, and by extension, the Gospel, with an audience that they might not ever reach otherwise, according to a press release.    

A camera crew visited the motherhouse in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the beginning of February and four sisters were flown to Chicago for the taping on Feb. 4. Though none of the South Carolina sisters were featured, some of the novices and postulants at the motherhouse also participated in the program via Skype.

The sisters hope that the Lord will use the show to touch the hearts of many, so that they may come to know Him and His boundless love and mercy, the press release stated.

Check local listings for the time and channel the show will air.