Game Show Nuns Hoping for $100,000 Win
Finale Airs Thursday
San Francisco, (Zenit.org) Staff Reporter | 1547 hits
A trio of Bible-expert nuns are hoping to be awarded $100,000 and a $10,000 bonus when they compete in Thursday's finale of "The American Bible Challenge."
The three nuns, Sisters Peter Joseph, Maria, and Evangeline, are Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Their community was founded only in 1997 in Michigan. Now the group has more than 120 sisters, many of whom are in their 20s.
The team has already won two preliminary rounds. The final show airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
The grand prize is $100,000. The winner of the American Bible Challenge Fan Favorite contest will be announced during the show, as well. The prize for being voted the "fan favorite" is an additional $10,000 for the team’s charity.
Should they win, the Dominican Sisters will use their prize to provide for the treatment and care of the aging sisters in the order, and to ensure that they are provided for as they advance into retirement.
Sister Peter Joseph spoke with ZENIT last month about the experience of evangelizing through a game show.
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On ZENIT's Web page:
Sister Peter Joseph's interview: www.zenit.org/en/articles/game-show-nuns-display-bible-expertise-in-semifinals
On the Net:
The Sisters’ introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy-k5pTk-T8.