Mater Eucharistiae -- Win Heavenly Music by the Dominican Sisters of Mary


Hooray! More heavenly music for us to enjoy and share!! We have two copies of the wonderful new CD Mater Eucharistiae from the Dominican Sisters of Mary to give away. To be entered to win, leave a comment below by Midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Two winners will be randomly selected to receive Mater Eucharistiae

Experience the heavenly music of the Dominican Sisters of Mary

Debut album, Mater Eucharistiae, available now

Mater Eucharistiae

Mater Eucharistiae

ATLANTA, August 13, 2013 – The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, are well-known for their Dominic spirituality, teaching missions across the country and publicity from numerous national media outlets. Now, they have entered the realm of music with the release of their first album, MATER EUCHARISTIAE, today with Decca Record Label and De Montfort Music.

The 15-track album, recorded live from the sisters’ chapel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, features songs in both English and Latin, and includes ancient chants, polyphony and original compositions. Some pieces are accompanied by the organ, trumpet and chimes, while others are sung a capella. The album is produced by the 2013 Grammy Award-winning Classical Producer of the Year, Blanton Alspaugh.

“We are truly thrilled to mark today the release date of Mater Eucharistiae, the very beautiful and unique collection of music for all to enjoy from The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist,” said Monica Fitzgibbons, co-founder of De Montfort Music. “These modern day faithful and tireless missionaries of joy and love are generously reaching out to the world through these tremendous songs, and we are so grateful to them and congratulate them on this wonderful artistic work.”

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Beginning at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, August 18, EWTN will run a 30-minute HD Special on the Sisters, including a behind the scenes “Making of” their debut recording, Mater Eucharistiae.

Please visit to learn more about where the CD can be purchased.

About the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Canonically established in 1997 by John Cardinal O’Connor of New York, The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are a young, vibrant community of consecrated women. Their pattern of life is inextricably bound up with the monastic observance given to them by their Dominican tradition. They espouse the common life,  cloister, times and places of silence, the choral Divine Office and daily Mass. They participate in an active charism of education and formation of the young, administering, and teaching in small, private Catholic schools, including the Spiritus Sanctus Academies in Michigan. The founding of the Dominican Sisters of Mary was and remains an all-embracing “yes” in response to the Church’s need for laborers to enter the vineyard to plant, water and yield souls for Christ. Through the witness of their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and a life of prayer and of apostolic service, the Dominican Sisters of Mary seek to transform the world for the good of souls.

About De Montfort Music

De Montfort Music is a division of AimHigher Entertainment – founded by music-industry veterans Kevin and Monica Fitzgibbons. Its special mission is to sign, develop, produce and bring to market the very best in sacred music. The label is an ambassador to the world of the true and the beautiful. De Montfort recently developed the two chart-topping albums of the Benedictines of Mary, Advent at Ephesus and Angels and Saints at Ephesus, which both hit Billboard’s Number 1 spot and remained there for several weeks. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are now signed to De Montfort Music, which is distributed worldwide through Decca/Universal.

About DECCA/Universal

Decca Records is part of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music content company with market-leading positions in recorded music, music publishing, and merchandising. The name “Decca” dates back to a portable gramophone called the “Decca Dulcephone” patented in 1914 by musical instrument makers Barnett Samuel and Sons. That company was eventually renamed The Decca Gramophone Co. Ltd. and then sold to former stockbroker Edward Lewis in 1929. Within years Decca Records Ltd. was the second largest record label in the world, calling itself “The Supreme Record Company.” Today, Decca thrives on discovering talent in new areas ranging from pop, rock, folk and Americana, and takes pride in strengthening its classical and jazz heritage with consistent benchmark recordings from some of the world’s greatest musicians.

We have two copies of the wonderful new CD Mater Eucharistiae from the Dominican Sisters of Mary to give away. To be entered to win, leave a comment below by Midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Two winners will be randomly selected to receive Mater Eucharistiae. 

Update: Congratulations to our winners, Jaime and Lori E. Thanks to all who entered this contest!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. I was quite happy to learn about this new CD, and I really appreciate the opportunity to win a copy. I’ve added it to my wish list in case I don’t win. 🙂

  2. Heard Sr. Joseph Andrew on Teresa Tomeo show this morning ( encore show). Their music is just beautiful…I could have listened to Sr. Speak For hours.

  3. These sisters are so awesome! I go on their retreat for mothers and married women every December. They really are joy-filled. I would love to have them singing in my house. Since that won’t happen the CD would be the next best thing. I, as everyone else here, would love to win this.

  4. I would love this CD, I’m always looking for beautiful, uplifting music to share with my children. Plus, my good friends have a daughter in the order!

  5. This is beautiful music. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn about these nuns. Thank you for the chance to win.

  6. The Dominican Sisters of Mary (singing nuns) debut album “Mater Eucharistiae” was featured on the CBS Morning Show today – very inspiring! The segment included an interview and brief activity schedule of this cloistered group. It was a pleasure to watch and listen.

  7. I grew up with Dominican sisters (from Great Bend, KS) at my grade school. I learned to play the guitar from Sr Cecelia Ann, my first gade teacher. I would love to check out the music of these sisters.

  8. Catch these Sisters on EWTN’s Truth in the Heart. This is a great show to help Catholic kids (and parents) learn about and love the Church.

  9. My daughter joined this order 10 years ago and loves her LIFE. This is a beautiful CD. These women are full of true joy. Please keep all these sisters in your prayers!

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