'Our America With Lisa Ling' Explores the World of American Nuns

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June 15th, 2012


via press release:

The OWN docu-series “Our America with Lisa Ling” enters the world of nuns in an upcoming episode titled “Brides of Christ” airing on Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Note: New episodes of “Our America with Lisa Ling” now air on Tuesday nights on OWN.)


The tradition of the American nun appears to bewaning. Fewer and fewer women are choosing to become nuns, but despite thiscrisis, the call to faith is no less profound, impassioned and mysterious. The upcoming “Brides of Christ” episode explores the calling and the passion of women who choose to pursue a religious vocation. During the one-hour episode, host Lisa Ling meets several women from around the country who are answering that call. Through their stories, “Brides of Christ” examines the breadth of this religious vocation – from those who choose the restrictive world of contemplative life, with hours of silence and prayer – to those who participate in active orders that serve God by working in society’s margins.

About the series:



OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

From young girls entering convents to teen mothers to the lives of young people on Indian reservations, the new season of “Our America with Lisa Ling” takes viewers along for an in-depth look at some of the most provocative issues in the United States today.

  • Deanne Delehanty

    I thought that you did an excellent job of portraying vocations to religious life. I was in the convent for 8 1/2 years and I could understand all the emotions and feelings the women stated.
    I and 10 others wrote a memoir of our decision to enter, stay or leave. We are hoping to get the book published. I still have to refine “our book” so it’s ready to submit for publishing. Your show proved to me that what we experienced is still of interest to others. We go far more into the rituals, training and decisions than your story showed but the written word can do that.
    Thank you for producing Brides of Christ. I would love you to read our writings.
    Deanne Delehanty

  • Marian

    The show needs to be aired again. I am so sorry I missed it.
    I look forward to reading your book once it is published.
    Thank you for sharing your story.

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