Benedictines: February 2011 Archives

Oscars 2011 and a nun

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Dolores Hart OSB.jpgNot surprising that many people are interested in sensational stories like "Mother Dolores Hart: The Nun Who Kissed Elvis Presley." I guess kissing Elvis is akin to winning the jackpot. Each to his or her own! Thom Geier's story is exactly titled such on I have to admit, however, I am fascinated --to a degree-- by this woman's gesture of following a vocation that had in mind her eternal destiny and not just money, fame and power. Hart's life and enduring witness to Christ at the Abbey of Regina Laudis, Bethlehem, CT, is inspiring. Who wouldn't be inspired by a beautiful woman giving her life to God through monastic consecration!

The following gives a flavor of Geier's article: "Over the course of nearly half a century as a Roman Catholic nun, Mother Dolores has had many jobs: choir member, baker, and coffin maker. She's served as prioress, the convent's second in command, for nine years. But for the past two decades, she has spent a good deal of time each winter on another assignment that harks back to her earlier, pre-monastic life: Oscar voter."

Mother Dolores' autobiography ought to be out soon.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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