I remember your servant the glamorous
actress June Haver, who made 16 films in Hollywood between
1943 and 1963.
1953, she became a nun with the Sisters
of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas. and I saw her there
in the beautiful Xavier chapel
of the ASnnunciation.
Postulants then wore a black skirt which
was shorter than that of the professed sisters, with
a white collar and a black dust cap.
It was quite exciting for a small town
like Leavenworth to have a famous former movie star
in residence. Haver did not stay long, however. She
made only one more film after leaving the convent, and
she married actor Fred MacMurray soon thereafter.
They adopted two children and spent 37
happy years together.
June survived Fred by 14 years.
pray for Ms. Haver, her family, and for all those film
performers who live "glamorous" lives in the
spotlight of public acclaim.
May their celebrity not rob them of humility, happiness,
charity, and salvation.
May the busy life and adulation not blind
them from You, and from an awareness of the after-life.
this I pray in charity,
(c) 2013 Donn B. Murphy
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