LifesiteNews—A group of Catholic sisters will be singing at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House.
According to the White House’s official website for the event, this American tradition dates back to 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse park to light a 48-foot fir tree covered with colored bulbs. A local choir and a “quartet” from the U.S. Marine Band performed at the ceremony.
The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, whose Motherhouse is in Ann Arbor, MI, are a teaching order founded in 1997 in response to St. John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization. Now numbering more than 120, the Dominican Sisters have an average age of 30.
Some have dubbed this group the “Oprah nuns” for their appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s show.
Listen for yourself to their angelic voices on their newest release, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring: Christmas with the Dominican Sisters of Mary.
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