Through the centuries, nuns have been singing as part of their worship of God in liturgical prayer.
Singing is only part of the joyful music these nuns offer to God. Prayer together in chapel morning and night, as well as many upward glances of the soul between, form the rich orchestral background of the day. Busy hours in the classroom, printshop, kitchen or other employment in the service of their neighbor make up the harmonies of their daily life.
As a singing group, the Singing Nuns go back to 1979. When the meager funds in the cash drawer didn't match up with the unpaid bills, the Sisters rejected the idea of hiring a boys' choir for a benefit luncheon and instead started to increase their own repertoire. With faith that God helps those who help themselves, they set out singing in malls, retirement homes, and restaurants. They have appeared in Disneyland, at the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Hollywood Bowl, and have even shared the stage with Patty Duke and other celebrities at their annual Christmas shows.
This Singing Nuns have appeared on nationally and regionally televised specials including The Merv Griffin Show, Christmas specials, the Discovery Channel's "No Opportunity Wasted" and more. They continue to actively perform and raise money for their school at Mt. St. Michaels in Spokane, Washington