Check out Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” hour-long interview this Sunday, Feb. 8, featuring Richard Rohr, the first Catholic priest to appear on the series since it began in 2011.

Rohr, a Franciscan priest, is a hugely popular author, retreat leader, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, N.M., where he counts 150,000 on his daily e-mail meditation list.

Rohr joins an impressive list of previous “Super Soul” spiritual interviewees on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). They include Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, and Wayne Dyer.

A preview of the hour-long session looks a tad hokey. Winfrey and Rohr, in plainclothes, sit side-by-side outside in wicker chairs, a placid pond behind them with flowers and greenery all around. He’s talking about authenticity and the “letting go” required when one falls in love. She’s got a well-marked-up copy of one of his many books.

Still, Oprah is always entertaining. Rohr’s a great teacher on faith, Christian mysticism, and Franciscan practices of contemplation and radical compassion. And his books are terrific. Among them are “Radical Grace: Daily Meditations,” “Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life,” “What the Mystics Know: Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self,” and, for Lent, “Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent.”

The program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern Time.