Dominicans Top the Charts: The "Summer of Sisters"

Mater Eucharistiae

Mater Eucharistiae

Dominican Sisters of Mary Top Billboard Charts at Number One

Musically, it’s the summer of the Sisters

ATLANTA, August 22, 2013 – The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist amazed the recording industry with their #1 debut album, MATER EUCHARISTIAE, on both the Classical Overall and Classical Traditional Charts this week. Heads turned as many labels vied for the top spot this week and are scrambling to find out the secret behind these sisters’ success.

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“We are astonished and grateful to God for leading us onto this path of recording our music for the world.  We set about this course only to please Him with our music. We are truly humbled by the outpouring of comments and of the stories that we have received already by those who have been soothed and filled with hope from listening to Mater Eucharistiae,” said Sr. Joseph Andrew, Vicaress General, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, MATER EUCHARISTIAE, also debuted at number two on the Contemporary Christian Chart, number three on the Christian Gospel Chart and is #81 overall of every album sold in the US this week.

It’s been a summer of victory for religious women with musical talent for the De Montfort Music Label. For the past 14 weeks, The Benedictines of Mary have occupied the number one spot on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Chart, breaking records and unseating albums that represent a darker side of our culture. This week, the beautiful Dominican Sisters of Mary, out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, join their label-mates at the top.  The Benedictines of Mary remain in the top five on the Classical Traditional chart, occupying the number three spot.

“A truly great event happening in the world today- The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist land the #1 slot on the Classical overall chart as well as several charts on Billboard. From the inception of their community, these Sisters have generously given freely of their talents and skills and this marks yet another gift they have given to the world.  Through their songs, a bit of Heaven has been transported to all.  We wish to thank all who have come out in support of this beautiful collection and please join us in celebrating the Sisters and this incredible accomplishment,” said Kevin Fitzgibbons, Co-founder De Montfort Music.

To watch the CBS Morning news piece on the Dominican Sisters of Mary, click here:

To hear their NPR piece, click here:

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

About the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are a young, vibrant community of consecrated women. 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 Aim Higher Media, both 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.

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.


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.

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