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From Hollywood to Holy Vows -- The Nun Who Kissed Elvis
After 55 years in contemplative life, Mother Dolores shares her stunning journey in the paperback edition of her book

Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dolores Hart was a young, successful actress in Hollywood in the 1960s, with 10 highly successful movies to her credit. Then, she made a shocking decision: Hart left the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and entered a contemplative monastery.
 
Now, 55 years later, Mother Dolores gives a fascinating account of her life, with co-author and lifelong friend Richard DeNeut, in the paperback edition of THE EAR OF THE HEART: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows.

So, who was Dolores Hart? And what made this bright and beautiful Hollywood phenom, who beat out other young actresses to star opposite Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You, leave a promising, glamorous career for a hidden life?

In her book, we learn the full details of Dolores Hicks' complicated and colorful childhood growing up in Chicago, her meteoric rise to Hollywood fame as Dolores Hart, her five-year courtship with and engagement to Don Robinson, and her mystical journey toward God, serenity and, yes, love.

We learn that 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.

Maria Shriver, bestselling author of Just Who Will You Be, remarks about Mother Dolores' book: "Mother Dolores Hart is a remarkable woman with a remarkable story – one of love, devotion and faith."

"The story of Dolores Hart teaches us to seek God regardless of where we are: in a summer storm, in prayer or even in front of a camera," says Raymond Arroyo, New York Times bestselling author, host of The World Over Live, and EWTN news director.

For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with Mother Dolores Hart, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.