The Ear of the Heart

The Ear of the Heart

An Actress' Journey From Hollywood to Holy Vows

Book - 2013
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"Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and Myrna Loy. She also gave a Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play The Pleasure of His Company and appeared in television shows, including The Virginian and Playhouse 90. An important chapter in her life occurred while playing Saint Clare in the movie Francis of Assisi, which was filmed on location in Italy. Born Dolores Hicks to a complicated and colorful Chicago family, Mother Dolores has travelled a charmed yet challenging road in her journey toward God, serenity and, yes, love. She entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, at the peak of her career, not in order to leave the glamorous world of acting she had dreamed of since childhood, but in order to answer a mysterious call she heard with the "ear of the heart". While contracted for another film and engaged to be married, she abandoned everything to become a bride of Christ"--Dust jacket.
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781586177478
Branch Call Number: B HART
Characteristics: xvii, 457 p., [64] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: DeNeut, Richard


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Feb 08, 2015

Being a product of catholic schools under the tutelage of Nuns I was able to relate and truly understand the memoir of Sister Delores. The mystery of the undeniable calling to a vocation dedicated and driven by the love of God is amazing. I loved this book so much I actually purchased it to have on the shelf as a book to revisit every once in a while.


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