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Posted on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 12:40 p.m.

Ann Arbor's Dominican Sisters of Mary team is scoring big on GSN's 'American Bible Challenge'

By Jenn McKee

A team of three sisters from Ann Arbor's Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist - "a Roman Catholic community of women … founded in the Dominican tradition to spread the witness of religious life in accord with Pope John Paul II's vision for a new evangelization," according to DSM's website - are headed to the season two finals of Game Show Network's "American Bible Challenge."

"American Bible Challenge," hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, features, in each episode, three teams of three squaring off over their biblical knowledge. 18 teams compete over the course of the show's first 6 episodes, and then two semi-final rounds narrow the field to three teams that compete in the finals.

Each team chooses a charity, and the sisters - who could win a total of $140,000 if they win the finals - are raising money for a retirement fund to support retiring sisters. (The DSM team has already raised $40,000 with their wins in the first round and semi-final round.)

On the "ABC" episode that aired April 11 at 9 p.m., the Ann Arbor sisters' team - consisting of Sisters Peter Joseph, Evangeline and Maria Suso - claimed the first spot in this season's finals competition - though the date that the finals will air has yet to be announced, according to DSM's Facebook page. New episodes generally air Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Check out MyFoxDetroit's television interview with the sisters, which aired in anticipation of the team's appearance on the March 21 season premiere of "ABC."

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And here's an extended clip from the season premiere episode of the show.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 2:21 p.m.

2 deletes so far. Guess you posted too soon. Think I'll go watch some Flying Nun.


Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 7:54 p.m.

At least they (GSN) are keeping Foxworthy employed so we don't have to hear his horrible stand up routine!

Jessica Webster

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 6:18 p.m.

I didn't even know that this show existed, but you go sisters! Very cool!

Jack Gladney

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 5:48 p.m.

Wow. This article has been up for an hour and no deleted comments. Must be the Catholic bashers are thinking, "Nah.. Too easy of a target there." You go, Sisters!

Jack Gladney

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 2:58 a.m.

M - Your ignorance of the Dominican Order and its role in the Church is laughable. I'm sure that it would be a waste of time to even point out how your own words speak louder to proclaim your ignorance than could any refutation of them. Stay in school, and study hard.


Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 6:58 p.m.

Nuns being nuns doing nun-like things is adorable and awesome. Stuff like forcing relgion on schools, getting rid of abortion, and the sex scandals is what gets people riled up.