Who are Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary? Nuns for Trump seen at Michigan rally

Who are Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary? Nuns for Trump seen at Michigan rally
The nuns were seen in their traditional attire at Trump's show (Emily Elconin/Getty Images)

WARREN, MICHIGAN: Former US President Donald Trump took his road show to Michigan on Saturday, October 1. Addressing his supporters just 20 miles outside of Detroit, Trump spent more than an hour-and-a-half talking about election results in Michigan in the 2020 presidential election, slamming Kamala Harris for the North and South Korea mix-up and thanking Ginni Thomas for supporting his claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

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"She didn't wilt under pressure like so many others," Trump said of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife. "She said what she thought, she said what she believed. Too many Republicans are weak and they are afraid." The rally was held at the relatively small Macomb County Community College Sports and Events Center in Warren, Michigan, with a seating capacity of just 4,000. Several supporters waited the whole day for his arrival and applauded at his entry. The big crowd also included nuns with the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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The big crowd at the rally included nuns with the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (Getty Images)
The big crowd at the rally included nuns with the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Getty Images)

Who are the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was established to bound women together in faith and educate them about religion. Though a fervently religious group, it is not directly linked to the Catholic church, the National Catholic Reporter clarified last year. The official website of the traditionalist Michigan "order," based in Hartland, says, "The primary objective of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is to restore and preserve the traditional Dominican conventual life in the United States."

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As per official records, the group is registered as a foreign nonprofit corporation with an address in Connecticut and an incorporation date of March 21, 2001. The group is stated to be a branch of DOMINICAN FATHERS AND SISTERS OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, INC, Connecticut. No Phone or email address for the Insititute is available on the website.Former President Donald Trump speaks during a Save America rally on October 1, 2022 (Photo by Emily Elconin/Getty Images)

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Former President Donald Trump speaks during a Save America rally on October 1, 2022 (Emily Elconin/Getty Images)

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This was not the first time the nuns with The Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were seen at Trump’s rally show. The group is self-professedly anti-socialist. Their official website explains that "Socialism is an existential threat to the free practice of our Faith, and as such must be taken seriously and opposed energetically."

Back in 2020, while addressing the crowd at Oakland International Airport in Waterford Township about his bout with COVID-19, the former President talked to the nuns. The nuns with The Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Hartland arrived at the rally in their religious habits and donned MAGA paraphernalia, including signs saying 'Make America Great Again'.

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"Sisters, I wasn’t feeling too good," he told the nuns in Oakland. "And they gave me something called Regeneron, the next morning, sister, I woke up and it was like God touched my shoulder." The nuns had traveled more than 20 miles to attend the rally.

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