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  • Ana Braga-Henebry
    Check to see if this title is already in your library s catalog. If it is,put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right away.
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      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it
      is,put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron
      request form right away. This can usually be done online at your
      library's website.

      Title: Mother Benedict
      Author: Antoinette Bosco
      Publisher: Ignatius Press
      Date Published: July, 2007
      ISBN: 9781586171865
      Price: 17.95
      Comments: Foreword by Mother Dolores Hart

      From amazon.com,
      http://www.amazon.com/Mother-Benedict-Foundress-Regina-Laudis/dp/1586171860

      Editorial Reviews
      Allia Zobel Nolan
      If you read only one book this year, make it Mother Benedict. More
      than a biography, Antoinette Bosco has written an inspirational epic-a
      fascinating look at a true Catholic heroine-Mother Benedict Duss. In
      this sweeping saga of faith, hardship, and courage, Bosco not only
      gives readers a portrait of an extraorinary woman and her struggles to
      found a contemplative order-the first in America-but she also captures
      the essence of the Abbey of Regina Laudis itself, and the captivating
      stories of the people, both celebrity and common man, who have passed
      through it's gates.

      Father John Catoir
      If you are looking for a good read, a spiritual banquet of delight,
      look no further. Following in the footsteps of thier foundress, who
      was played by Loretta Young in the movie, "Come To the Stable," these
      exquisite women reveal the true meaning of holiness in today's world.
      A must read for anyone trying to understand how God calls us to loving
      service, without taking our freedom away.

      Customer Reviews

      How does she then make the journey to start a new foundation in
      another country? This is a fascinating look at how a young American
      woman, and a young convert to Catholicism, ends up doing both of these
      things. One of the things I found particularly interesting is that
      Mother Benedict was born in the United States, spent time in the U.S.
      and in France, entered a convent in France, but then ended up founding
      a Benediction foundation of contemplative nuns in the United States.
      In a sense, she came full circle - and she came home. Another
      interesting tidbit concerned the story behind the movie "Come to the
      Stable." I had not realized that the movie was loosely based on Mother
      Benedict and the founding of Regina Laudis.


      It's finally here! Just got my copy of the long awaited, highly
      anticipated story of the amazing Mother Benedict Duss, foundress of
      that incredible Benedictine monastery in Connecticut, the Abbey of
      Regina Laudis. Well known as the home of famous, highly accomplished
      women from various professions in the world before joining Regina
      Laudis, including scientists, doctors, artists, teachers, and even a
      Hollywood actress (Dolores Hart), this flourishing, holy abbey was
      founded by the great Mother Benedict in the early 1950's.
      The story is full of high drama as it tells of how she heard the clear
      call from the Lord at her beloved Jouarre Abbey in France to go to
      America to start a new abbey just as she saw the American tanks come
      into her French village to liberate France from the Nazis in WWII, led
      by Gen. George Patton. The young Bendictine nun had no idea how she
      would accomplish this overwhelming task, but went with total faith and
      trust in Providence to fulfill this mysterious call to return to her
      home country to found the first community of contemplative Benedictine
      nuns ever in America.

      How she was able to accomplish that incredible feat, the daunting
      challenges she had to overcome, and the story of that amazing
      Benedictine monastery that now thrives in that lovely corner of
      Bethlehem(what a name!),CT., is very well told by Antoinette Bosco, a
      longtime friend of Mother Benedict and the monastery. It is a deeply
      moving story of faith, courage, trust and love of God and man that
      will appeal to all modern seekers and believers. No wonder countless
      people, famous and common folks alike, visit this beautiful spiritual
      oasis every year. These nuns are the real deal,living the full spirit
      of their founder, the great Saint Benedict, chanting the office five
      times a day, chanting the Holy Mass, and working hard at their variety
      of muti-faceted tasks, including operating a 400 acre farm ("ora et
      labora").

      Their singing of the chant is so beautiful that when an American music
      producer heard them singing in their chapel during a visit, he
      convinced the nuns to let him record their glorious Gregorian chants,
      and the result has been two best-selling CDs from this cloistered
      community! (Women in Chant-Vol.I and II.)

      Complete with numerous photos that give an added bonus to this moving
      volume, this book is a must for all those who love a great, true story
      of a heroic, modern woman, as well as being a "spiritual banquet of
      delight", as Fr. John Catoir has called it.
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