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Actor ‘sister’ garners $14 grand for sisters

January 5, 2012

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Kimberly Richards, the actor who plays the nun in the one-nun play “Sister’s Christmas Catechism,” gathered $14,306 in donations from audience members during the show’s recent run in St. Paul, Minn.

Sister Rose Mary Snaza, left, of the School Sisters of Notre Dame accepts an envelope with her community's share of the donations gathered by actor Kimberly Richards, picture at right, above, and in costume at far left. As the sister in the one-nun play "Sister's Christmas Catechism" at the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul, Richards stood at the exit with a bucket after each performance and accepted donations from patrons to benefit retired women religious. The Notre Dames and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet split more than $14,000 that will support their communities' retired members.

As she has done in other cities, Richards makes a plea at the end of the show on behalf of retired women religious. At St. Paul’s Ordway Theatre, she posted herself at the exit with a bucket and took in donations from patrons to the Catholic-angled comedy.

Donations were split between the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who both have motherhouses in Minnesota.

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Catholic sisters get a hand from actress playing a sister

December 21, 2011


Actress Kimberly Richards has audiences at St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts rolling in the aisles as the one nun in the one-nun comedy, “Sister’s Christmas Catechism: the Mystery of the Magi’s Gold.” And she adds a nice touch at the end of each show that benefits retired women religious locally.

Before the play ends, Sister makes a plea to support the nuns who taught and nursed so many during their active years and need and deserve our support now that they’ve retired. She stands at the exit with a bucket and accepts donations that will go to assist the retired sisters from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Paul and the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato.

Publicist Connie Shaver told The Catholic Spirit that the results have been amazing. In the show’s first week donations totalled $6,000. The show runs through Dec. 31 at the Ordway’s cozy McKnight Theatre, so hurry to catch the fun — and drop some bills in sister’s bucket!

The Catholic Spirit staff and members of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocesan staff attended on two different nights last week, and my sides still ache from laughing. Going with a group not only can get you discounted tickets ($25), but some of you may get called up to be part of sister’s “Living Nativity” scene. You’ll have to guess who from Archbishop Nienstedt’s staff was picked to play Mary last week!



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