Though she achieved success as an actress, including as a co-star with Elvis Presley, Dolores Hart left Hollywood to become a Benedictine nun at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, in 1962. She had followed her spiritual calling, but it wasn’t until many years later that a debilitating disease took her relationship with God to a deeper level.
In 1997, Mother Dolores was left wheelchair bound due to a mysterious illness that went undiagnosed for some time. Finally, New York City doctor Norman Latov diagnosed her with peripheral neuropathy. He found a treatment that eased her symptoms and restored her ability to walk.
God sent me to heal you. (Tobit 12:14)
Lord, grant me the blessing of people who love me.