Franciscan sisters staffed by Nigerians work in NY, and often get stopped because one resembles Whoopi Goldberg; Whoopi took notice, brought them onto her show, and contributed to their cause.

"Whoopi Goldberg, a co-host of the T.V. show “The View” and of “Sister Act” fame, surprised a group of Harlem nuns with a donation of a new van, a year’s worth gas and $10,000 to go towards their order’s charities.

"The order of the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary caught Goldberg’s attention as one of three traditionally black orders in the U.S. The Franciscan Handmaids serve in Harlem, New York City, and their apostolates include youth evangelization, education, palliative care, and a food pantry."--Mary Rezac, Catholic News Agency


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