The National Catholic Reporter is listing the orders chosen to receive apostolic visitation teams in coming months. Four of the nineteen orders to be visited had representatives sign the letter of endorsement for Barack Obama’s health care plan.

I’m sure they’ll be all upset about this visitation. Such a shame when bad things happen to good people, isn’t it?

More sites will be announced in coming months.

Hopefully the visitation team brings haz-mat suits when they visit those four. And I trust they’ll be reminded not to trip on the yoga mats.

Mother Mary Clare Millea stated that if the community wishes, up to eight persons who are not vowed members of the community can be invited to take part in a 90-minute focus group session with team visitors. Maybe Barack Obama would like to come and vouch for his favorite sisters and say what a great job they’re doing.

The four are:

Sisters of the Holy Family
New Orleans, LA

Adrian Dominican Sisters
Holy Rosary Mission Chapter Prioress
Adrian, MI

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
Congregational Prioress and Council

Sisters, Servants of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary of Scranton, Pa.

The complete list is here:
•Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose of Fremont, Calif.
•Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius of Danville, Pa.
•Adrian Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Mich.
•Daughters of Wisdom (U.S. Province) of Islip, N.Y.
•Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Wheaton, Ill.
•Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (Katharine Drexel Sisters) of Bensalem, Pa.
•Sisters of Mary of the Presentation of Valley City, N.D.
•Sisters of Notre Dame of Toledo, Ohio
•Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans
•Benedictine Sisters of Chicago
•Adorers of the Blood of Christ (U.S. Region) of St. Louis
•Maryknoll Sisters of Maryknoll, N.Y.
•Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross (Diocesan Community) of Green Bay, Wis.
•Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Scranton, Pa.
•Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul of Emmitsburg, Md.
•Dominican Sisters of Amityville, N.Y.
•Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis of Cleveland
•Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Hamden, Conn.
•Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Thomas Aquinas of Tacoma, Wash.

I guess all CMR can say is “Viva La Visitation!!!”