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Michigan Nuns' Album Tops Charts In Time for Christmas

JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press
November 30, 2017 06:25 PM

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - They may be sisters, but this is no act.

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The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, say the songs on their chart-topping albums are "just praying." In fact, the sisters record in the same chapel outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they pray and sing every day.

Members of the 130-member Catholic order rarely perform in public, so the albums are a way to share their love of God and music with the world. Their third and latest album, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring: Christmas with the Dominican Sisters of Mary," has muscled its way to the top of Billboard's classical chart and climbed nearly as high on the holiday chart.


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