Saturday, June 22, 2013

Famous Actress Becomes Nun!

That would have been the headline in 1963 when Dolores Hart, who starred as love interest to Elvis Presley and Montgomery Clift, left Hollywood and entered a small, rural convent in Connecticut. There is an interesting documentary blow about her life, her love interest, her vocation, and her coming to grips with it. I found the exchange starting at 31:00 most moving. The title of the film says it all: "God is the Bigger Elvis."

Blogger's loathsome app for inserting videos cannot find the clip, so I am giving you the URL:


  1. The King did his own part, too, writing a hymn for the Presentation of the Gifts:

    1. Oh my!

      It's still more doctrinally sound than most of Haas and Haugen!

  2. Hi,
    I noticed that you are from Merrimack, NH. I go to school at Thomas More College in Merrimack, NH. I found your blog from A Foretaste of Wisdom your blog was on his list of blogs that he read. Anyway, just wanted to drop a line to say hi.
    Mary Drennen

    1. Mary,

      Thank you for reading! I am somewhat familiar with Thomas More College. I own a space in the self-storage space a block past you (what a glamorous relationship between us!). I met your residential artist, David Clayton, a week or so ago. He attends my Byzantine parish in Manchester once in a while; nice fellow. I believe another person who used to comment here on liturgically-oriented posts as "Désiré" lived in Merrimack, too. What are the odds?

      The Rad Trad