The Nun Who Kissed Elvis

Mother Dolores Hart, OSB – “The Nun Who Kissed Elvis” – to Speak at The Leo House in New York City

Devout Benedictine nun to address the importance of love in today’s challenging world and sign copies of her inspiring autobiography

On Monday, May 15, Mother Dolores Hart, OSB will discuss “How does love really fit in today’s world?” and sign copies of her autobiography, The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows, at The Leo House in New York City.  The event is sponsored by The Leo House and Relevant Radio 1430AM – New York Metropolitan Area with support from the Archdiocese of New York.

Dolores Hart 1959
Dolores Hart 1959

In interviews during her movie career she was often asked, “What is it like kissing Elvis?” Dolores Hart chuckled a bit at the memory, “I think the limit for a screen kiss back then was something like 15 seconds. That one has lasted 40 years.”

“The Leo House is thrilled to welcome Mother Dolores back for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of inspiration for Catholics and non-Catholics alike,” explained David Smith, Executive Director of The Leo House. “Her faith, integrity and commitment to service come through loud and clear every time she speaks, and we’re honored to support the vision she and her fellow Benedictine sisters have to continue the inspiration and faith of the Abbey.”


Mother Dolores Hart, OSB


Inspirational Lecture: “How does love really fit in today’s world?”


Monday, May 15th at 5:30 PM


The Leo House, 332 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011


Portion of proceeds to benefit Abbey of Regina Laudis New Horizons Building Project

How to Register:

Tickets are $24.99 each. Register at

About Mother Dolores
Before taking her religious vows to become a Roman Catholic Benedictine nun in 1966, Mother Dolores was a prominent actress in Hollywood, making 10 films in five years and playing opposite such leading men as Elvis Presley, Montgomery Clift and Robert Wagner.  Last year, she celebrated her Golden Jubilee of 50 years of vowed life at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT, where she continues to serve the monastic community today.

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