HOLLYWOOD (CNA)—Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, a former actress-turned-cloistered nun, will attend her first Academy Awards show since 1959 to show support for God Is the Bigger Elvis, an Oscar-nominated documentary about her and her abbey.
Mother Dolores, 73, was an award-winning actress who performed in two Elvis Presley movies. In 1963, she was about to sign a seven-figure contract and was engaged to a Los Angeles businessman when she decided to join the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., where she is now prioress.
The 37-minute documentary talks about Mother Dolores’ story and about life at the abbey. It is an Oscar nominee for the “Best Documentary Short” category and...READ MORE