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Media Advisory - Mother Dolores Hart to speak in Massachusetts

11/7/2013 - 8:58 AM PST

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BOSTON, MA (November 7, 2013) - WHAT - Mother Dolores Hart, former Hollywood star, current prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis and still an active and voting member of the Academy, will be in Massachusetts to promote her new memoir, THE EAR OF THE HEART, and screen "God is the Bigger Elvis," the Academy Award-nominated HBO documentary about her remarkable life.

WHEN - Mother will be available at four public events. Holy Cross Family Ministries will host her at Stonehill College's St. Joseph chapel at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 10. The Cathedral of the Holy Cross will host her at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 13. The St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine will host her at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 14. The Betania II will host her at its large oratory room at 7 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 15. She will discuss and sign her book at the Nov. 10 event. She will do a talk, Q-and-A and sign books at the Nov. 13 and 15 events. She will discuss and answer questions about her book, and screen "God is the Bigger Elvis," at the Nov. 14 event.

WHERE - Stonehill College is located at 500 Washington St. N., Easton, MA 02357. The Cathedral of Holy Cross is located at 1400 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118. The St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine is located at 1105 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215. Betania II is located at 154 Summer Street, Medway, MA 02053.

WHY - Mother's memoir is a fascinating account of her life, co-written with her lifelong friend, Richard DeNeut. The book chronicles her successful acting career, alongside such notable Hollywood royalty as Elvis Presley, Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and Myrna Loy, among others. She stunned Hollywood in 1963, when at the peak of her career, she decided to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn. She left the glamorous world of acting that she had dreamed of since childhood 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.

ABOUT MOTHER - She is the prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn. Dolores Hart 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, Warren Beatty and Myrna Loy. She also gave a Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play The Pleasure of His Company and appeared in TV shows, including The Virginian and Playhouse 90. An important, life-altering chapter in her life occurred while playing Saint Clare in the movie Francis of Assisi, filmed on location in Italy. In 1963, while contracted for another film and engaged to be married, she abandoned everything to enter a contemplative monastery. Mother remains a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

MORE INFORMATION - For more information on the event, or to schedule an interview with Mother Dolores Hart, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or of Carmel Communications or visit

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Mother Dolores Hart, The Ear of the Heart, Abbey of Regina Laudis, Elvis, Hollywood, Ignatius Press



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