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Central California Marian Eucharistic Conference

Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, from the Bright Lights of Hollywood to the Light of Christ in a Benedictine Monastery, will be a featured speaker at the 15th Annual Central California Marian Eucharistic Conference, Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles, January 14th - 15th

Contact: Pat Borba, 805-461-5358; Lynn Stroble, 805-239-1597; ccmec2@gmail.comwww.ccmec.org

ATASCADERO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- To learn about the 15th annual Central California Marian Eucharistic conference in Paso Robles, CA the weekend of January 14th-15th featuring (among others) Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, well-known and successful actress in 10 movies before she became a cloistered Benedictine nun in 1963, see www.ccmec.org.  Phone (805) 466-2441 for registration by phone and further information. Registration will also be possible at the entrance to the conference, which begins Saturday at 7:45 a.m. and is located at the Paso Robles Event Center, 24th and Riverside, within a Mid-State Fairgrounds auditorium. Adults $50, Couples $90 and Youth $15.

Using the stage name of 'Dolores Hart', Mother Dolores was in two movies with Elvis Presley and starred in the teen classic 'Where the Boys Are' in 1960. She played a nun by the name of St. Clare in 1961 in 'Francis of Assisi.' In 1962 she had the lead role in 'The Inspector,' a 1962 Golden Globe nomination for 'Best Picture.' On Broadway she won a 1959 Theatre World Award as well as a Tony Award nomination as best featured actress for her role in 'The Pleasure of His Company.' She has remained a member of the Academy of motion Picture Arts and Sciences and in recent years has become the only nun to be an Oscar-voting member.

Others featured at the conference will include Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, well- loved and known for his retreats, conferences and TV appearances, who was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Fulton Sheen in 1967. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, currently serving as Director of Public Safety at the University of Portland, Oregon, nationally recognized expert in school safety, security and violence prevention. Deacon has degrees in various fields, including Theology. Fr. Patrick Martin a legally blind priest and one of 22 children, who has shared in well over 800 parishes since 1980 about 'God's Love in Our Broken Lives.' He has authored many books. Fr. Pat will lead a healing service Saturday night. Fr. Joshua West, IC, is a vocations director and youth minister in California who helps youth to better know Christ, love him and become enthusiastic promoters of the Gospel. David Parkes, an accomplished vocalist from Ireland will again serve as MC and offer a Saturday afternoon concert; and Bishop Richard J. Garcia from the Diocese of Monterey will celebrate Mass Sunday at 3 p.m. For priests and religious in good standing, the conference will be free.