What we know about the “Rally Nuns” and their secret classroom inside Gallery Furniture


HOUSTON – We have seen, heard and enjoyed them.

That said, how did the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province, known as the “Rally Nuns,” become one of the main attractions of the Houston Astros World Championship race?

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale asked them if they wanted to go to a game.

It’s that simple.

On Monday afternoon, they were back at the Gallery furnishings with appreciation gifts to McIngvale.

“We have a little gift for you,” said Sister Maria Teresa.

Mack returned the gesture with 60 tickets to a crucial Game 6 of the World Series.

Sister Maria Teresa summed up the last two weeks in three words: “Too much fun.

However, while shopping for tickets, the sisters were equally interested in showing KPRC 2 Investigates the home run they hit in a secret section of the furniture store.

Behind a door near the cafeteria is a school that they helped set up in what they call “the Atrium”.

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Once a week, a nun comes here to teach the children Montessori lines and to read Bible stories from the scriptures.

When asked who is having the most fun, the teacher or the kids? Sister Maria Teresa said: “I think it’s mutual.

One fascinating detail is that almost everything in the classroom is handcrafted by the sisters.

When it was pointed out to them that the Montessori style color coordination was lacking in orange, they all started laughing at the Astros reference.

However, inside Gallery Furniture there is a lot of orange. It is worn mainly by the man who invited them to teach here. When asked how they viewed McIngvale, the sisters replied, “He is a man of God. Very fulfilled, very generous and he has a big heart that really wants to change this world just by loving people.

This passion has given rise to a world of Astros fans who love them and take the sisters by surprise.

“We didn’t know how it had skyrocketed over the past two weeks just by a simple gesture on his part,” said Maria Teresa.

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Down 3-2 to the best of seven, the Astros will need a Divine Spirit at Minute Maid for Games 6 and potentially Game 7.

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