They just appeared on The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy (Game Show Network).
Who says Catholics don't know the Bible? ; )
You've got to love the honesty of the sister who insisted on re-doing the fork flip. Even Foxworthy was clearly surprised by that!
These were the same nuns that appeared on Oprah. (See below).
The National Catholic Register explained that they
...faced off against Team Preachin’ Divas, a group of women dedicated to inner-city outreach in Oakland, Calif., and Team Anointed Ink, a group of Texas-based tattoo artists who cover up questionable body art with religious symbols.The top prize? $100,000 for their charity of choice.
What did they think of Team Anointed Ink?
“We met the other teams, and it was beautiful to see their love for the Scripture and their dedication to Christ,” Sister Maria said.A little more on their order:
Founded in 1997 with just four sisters in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist has now grown to 120 members. The order’s habited sisters are specially committed to Mary, the Blessed Sacrament and the New Evangelization.
By working to set aside money for the founding members’ retirement, the younger sisters are seeking to show their gratitude for the women “who have really spent themselves in providing a community and a home for us.”
“If they hadn’t said ‘Yes’ to God’s call, what would we have done?”And, yes, they love Scripture.
Although she and her teammates were chosen to compete because of their knowledge of the Bible, Sister Maria said preparing for the show gave them an even deeper appreciation of Scripture. She explained that Catholics tend to focus on the “basic idea and the content” of sacred Scripture rather than the small details.
While that aspect of the Bible is “important,” she said, “the Church Fathers didn’t feel that way.” “The Fathers of the Church,” she said, “memorized the Scriptures, and they knew all the details, and they found them all significant.”
In their study of the Bible leading up to the show — and even more so after the show — Sister Maria said she and her teammates have come “to look at the Scriptures in a different way” by learning “to appreciate the details more.” She added, “I hope that encourages some Catholics to rededicate themselves to discovering the riches of the Scriptures.”[Source]