Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finding the right calling...

The woman with Elvis is actress Dolores Hart.  This shot was a promotional photo for the 1957 movie "Loving You".

Here is Dolores Hart a few years later...

This time, this is NOT for a Hollywood movie.

Yup, she became a contemplative nun while at the peak of her Hollywood career.  While in Rome filming St. Francis of Assisi, she met Pope John XXIII.  She introduced herself as the "actress playing Clara (St. Claire) to which the pope replied, "No, you are Clare!"

Now here is MOTHER Dolores, prioress of the the cloistered Benedictine community at Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut.

To this day, she remains an active voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that gives out the Oscar.

Read the remarkable story of this former Hollywood actress who signed an eternal contract with the Lord.

Click for her story here, and here and here.

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