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Better known as the Singing Nuns for their frequent public vocal performances, the Marian Sisters of Saint Michael’s Convent in Spokane, Washington, have also made a name for themselves in the skiing world of the Inland Northwest. “One year, after we’d gotten three weeks of rain, we asked them to pray for snow, says Terry Cooper, a television producer in northern Idaho who shot an episode about the Sisters for his program, Ski Flakes. “They said, ‘Sure,’ he recalls. “Three days later, it snowed 12 inches.