Offbeat
2:00 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Ann Arbor nuns going to finals on 'American Bible Challenge' game show

Sure, the three sisters from Ann Arbor's Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are probably going to beat you in a game of trivia about the Bible.

But you wouldn't expect them to take you on the physical challenges as well.

It turns out Sister Evangeline, Sister Peter Joseph and Sister Maria Suso are pretty darn good at flipping forks into glasses:

"American Bible Challenge" airs on the Game Show Network at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

AnnArbor.com's Jenn McKee writes about the show and the charity the sisters are playing for: 

"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.)

McKee writes the sisters are the first team to make the finals.

The team is being cheered on by their fellow sisters.

From the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Facebook page:

CONGRATULATIONS!! They did it again!! Won the semi-finals of the THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE!! Now...on to the Finals! Date yet to be determined!! Proud of you, Sisters!!

- H/T Rina Miller