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We present "Memoirs of a Happy Failure," the latest book by Dr. Alice von Hildebrand. Here, a review of this book by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
“Memoirs of a Happy Failure fill us with gratitude for the gift of Dr. Alice von Hildebrand’s life in Christ, lived with so much integrity and vigor over many years, as she has tirelessly given witness to the truth by both her example and her teaching. Especially noteworthy are the chapters of her memoirs which treat the challenges she faced during her thirty-seven years of teaching at Hunter College. Amidst the often difficult challenges, she experienced the incomparable blessing of students inspired, through the knowledge of truth gained in her philosophy courses, to seek Him who is Truth and to receive the gift of faith in Christ Who alone is our salvation. Dr. von Hildebrand was a highly competent professor who truly loved her students and, therefore, rejoiced, above all, when they came to the truth at its living source in God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I am confident that Memoirs of a Happy Failure, by which Dr. Alice von Hildebrand recounts her life and work as a philosopher, will encourage the reader, and particularly all teachers, to be steadfast in speaking and living “the truth in love” (Cf. Eph 4:15).”
Dr. Alice von Hildebrand serves on the Board of Advisors of Christendom Restoration Society.
EWTN is launching series called He Dared Speak the Truth: Dietrich von Hildebrand vs. Adolf Hitler, hosted by the Hlidebrand Project President and Founder, John Henry Crosby and featuring Lady Alice von Hildebrand.
Tune in over the next thirteen weeks to hear the story of Hildebrand’s courageous, challenging, and moving witness as told by Lady Alice. No one knows this story better than Lady Alice, for not only was she Hildebrand’s beloved wife and closest intellectual collaborator, she was also the original audience—indeed, the inspiration—for his memoirs, which he wrote for her near the end of his life.
See broadcast times listed below or the series can be purchased from the EWTN Religious Catalog.
For more information on the extraordinary life of Dietrich von Hildebrand, referred to by Pope Pius XII as the "Twentieth Century Doctor of the Church," visit the Hildebrand Project at http://www.hildebrandproject.org/
Global Broadcast Schedule:
US/Canada (starting October 15)
Wednesdays @ 2:30pm ET
Fridays @ 11:00pm
Asia-Pacific (starting November 1)
Saturdays @ 11:30am ET
Tuesdays @ 6:00pm
Saturdays @ 7:30am
UK/Ireland (starting November 2)
Sundays @ 9:30am ET
Wednesdays @ 3:00pm
Thursdays @ 2:00am
Africa/India (starting November 4)
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm ET
Wednesdays @ 12:30pm
Thursdays @ 9:30pm
Dietrich von Hildebrand and Edith Stein: Husserl's StudentsHis Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI and Dr. Alice von Hildebrand
"When the intellectual history of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century is written," said Pope Benedict XVI, "the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand will be most prominent among the figures of our time."
"Edith Stein was," said Time magazine, "one of the most remarkable women of her time."
Born two years apart, both were converts to Catholicism and students of Edmund Husserl, the noted 20th century philosopher. Although they met during their lives, they only knew each other casually. Yet there were major similarities in their lives.
Noted Catholic author, lecturer and philosopher Alice von Hildebrand has taken on the task of briefly profiling these two great 20th century Catholics, using as her point of reference the memoirs of each. In the case of her late husband Dietrich von Hildebrand, she is the only person who has read his memoirs in their entirety. This, and her life as his wife, make Dietrich von Hildebrand and Edith Stein: Husserl's Students a study like no other.
Articles submitted by Catholics committed to the restoration of Christendom and the Social Reign of Christ the King.