Friday, March 22, 2013

Who Says Catholics Don't Know the Bible? Nuns Win Big for Charity on Bible Game Show (VIDEO)

You've got to love the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist!

They just appeared on The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy (Game Show Network).

And won.

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.”


Anonymous said...

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.

- Even a blind Protestant could describe the Christian beauty possible for All women.

We need Nuns/Sisters teaching in both the public & catholic schools.

Number 9 said...

They won???? Oh that makes me so happy!!! I heard the Jeff Foxworthy promos for this and was also encouraged by Allen Hunt to watch because the Dominican nuns were instrumental in his conversion. I hope I can watch it on Netflix.

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Anonymous said...

There are many Catholics who read Scriptures everyday as part of their daily norms of piety. How can you love a Man as much as all these contestants evidently do without knowing Him, and how can you know Him without reading about Him? Ignorance of Scriptures is a terrible thing! This game show is super!