Nun Talks Elvis to Help Save Connecticut Monastery

This 1972 file photo shows Elvis Presley, the King of Rock "n" Roll, during a performance. (AP Photo, file)

BETHLEHEM, Conn. (WTNH)– A nun in Connecticut is hoping her life story will help save her monastery in Bethlehem.

Mother Dolores Hart was the first person to ever kiss Elvis Presley on screen. The kiss can be seen in the 1957 movie ‘Loving You.’

Hart is using her claim to fame to save The Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem. She’s sharing her story through speaking engagements to raise money for the abbey. She did this before in 2011 when she raised money to fix fire and safety violations by giving speeches about her past.

The Abbey of Regina Laudis is hoping her latest speaking tour will help wrap up a $9 million renovation project.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s