Skip to comments.From the Silver Screen to a Brown Habit: The Story of Former Movie Star Mother Dolores Hart
Posted on 07/10/2014 2:10:01 PM PDT by NYer
All of Hollywood’s jaws dropped when Actress Dolores Hart announced that she would be leaving Beverly Hills behind to enter the convent as a novice. To be fair, who could blame them? Her colleagues couldn’t believe this young actress at the peak of her career with several box office hits under her belt was going to “throw it all away!”
Of course, we know that Dolores hart certainly wasn’t “throwing her life away!” Nevertheless, many of us secretly want to know what led her to make such a dramatic decision! That’s why Doug Keck is hosting a three-part interview series with the actress who became Mother Dolores Hart entitled, “From Hollywood to Holy Vows!” Catch the first part of this blockbuster premiere at 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 16; Part two airs at Thursday, July 17; & Part three airs at Friday, July 18; OR watch all three interviews back to back, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 26only on #EWTN! These three half-hour specials are based largely on Mother Dolores Hart’s autobiography, “Ear of the Heart,” and will take you through the three main chapters of her life: her childhood memories, her blossoming Hollywood career, and her calling to the religious life.
Looking back on her childhood, Mother Dolores says she can see now how God was guiding her to her faith and vocation from a very early age. In particular, she believes that He used her family to help develop her interests. For example, she often accompanied her uncle, who worked in the projection booth at movie theatre, to his job. There, she was able to watch movie after movie with only one small catch: the films were completely silent due to the location of the audio equipment. No sound meant she couldn’t hear any dialogue, which meant she had to rely solely on the actors’ movements and facial expressions in order to figure out what was going on. Mother Dolores looks back fondly on those memories, which she believes were instrumental in shaping her own technique as an actress.
That’s just a hint of the anecdotes she shares, but we want you to hear the rest of them from the actress herself! Learn why donuts first made her interested in Catholicism; how St. Joan helped her earn a college scholarship; what it was like being Elvis Presley’s first on-screen kiss; and what it was that finally convinced her of her calling to walk away from the red carpet and into the monastery as a bride of Christ. Don’t miss your opportunity to see what made Mother Dolores go “From Hollywood to Holy Vows!”
Part 1: 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 16
Part 2: 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 17
Part 3: 2 p.m. ET, Friday, July 18
All three parts back to back beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 26
For more information on Mother Dolores Hart’s remarkable life, check out her autobiography, “Ear of the Heart,” which is now available through EWTN Religious Catalogue: http://bit.ly/18YEXkK
And I highly recommend reading Mother Dolores’ autobiography:
The Ear of the Heart
Actually I live in SO CAL crazier rumor I hear reason why she went into convent was failed romance with Elvis later on she told HBO docuemtnary person that she has callin
Elvis was real sweet to her on the set
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Now if I can just find EWTN on the satellite for Dish ...
Thanks, I’ll check it out right now!
Nope, not there.
I found it! It is #370 on my Direct TV feed.
Good deal! I watch EWTN all the time.
God bless you, FRiend.