The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows
I really enjoyed this book. I agree with the reviewer who said the writing was a little odd -- it's basically a record of a conversation. But Mother Dolores is a fascinating person, and some of her anecdotes will really stay with you.There are few non fiction accounts of modern life in an enclosed abbey -- off the top of my head, I can only think of Nancy Klein Maguire's [b:An Infinity of Little Hours: The Trial of Faith of Five Young Men in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order|6590147|An Infinity of Little Hours The Trial of Faith of Five Young Men in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order|Nancy Klein Maguire|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1328327422s/6590147.jpg|1107714]. (Which is also a fun read , BTW. A kind of monastic mystery, where you know from the outset that the author ends up marrying one of the young men. But I digress). For anyone who enjoys the genre at all, I definitely recommend it.Will it answer your questions about religious vocation? Probably not. But it is an engrossing read, nonetheless. Mother Dolores leaves you with a few questions -- but that, I think, is what a book of this nature should do. She paints a vivid and engaging picture of her life, her choices, and her abbey. Anyone with an interest in religious life in general, or Mother Dolores in particular, will certainly enjoy this book.