Whoopi Goldberg surprises nuns in habit on 'The View'

Posted by Katie Loftus
Monday 09, May 2016 | Category:   Catholic culture

This week on ABC's "The View," actress Whoopi Goldberg surprised the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary in Harlem, New York, by showing up on air dressed in a habit like her character from her 1992 film Sister Act. She gave the order a $10,000 donation to stock their food pantry as well as a new car to help with transportation of food.

The sisters are one of only three orders of black nuns in the United States and recently celebrated their 100th anniversary.

Sister Gertrude Ihenacho is often told she resembles Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act and often gets asked for her autograph. She cried tears of joy when the Hollywood star came out on stage in a habit.

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