Alice von Hildebrand

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Alice von Hildebrand
DCSG
Born (1923-03-11) March 11, 1923 (age 95)
Brussels, Belgium
Alma mater Fordham University
Occupation philosopher, theologian, professor, lecturer, author
Employer Hunter College
Spouse(s) Dietrich von Hildebrand

Alice M. von Hildebrand, DCSG[1] is a Catholic philosopher, theologian, lecturer, author, and former professor; she is also the second wife of Dietrich von Hildebrand.

Background[edit]

Alicia M. Jourdain was on born on March 11, 1923, in Brussels, Belgium).

Career[edit]

Von Hildebrand moved to the United States in 1940 and began teaching at Hunter College in New York City in 1947.[1]

Von Hildebrand revealed that Bella Dodd, a friend of her and her husband who reverted to Catholicism in April 1952, had confessed privately to them and also publicly at a conference in Orange, California that she had assisted with a communist infiltration of Catholic seminaries.[2]

Von Hildebrand has also criticized the advance of relativism[3] and modernism in the Catholic Church, particularly within its institutions of Catholic higher education and its Catholic schools.[2]

Von Hildebrand retired in 1984.[1] She lives in the United States and is a lecturer and author.[1] She has made more than 80 appearances on EWTN television programming.[1] In 2004 she launched the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project with some of her husband's former students.[1] Her works include The Soul of a Lion: The Life of Dietrich von Hildebrand (2000), a biography of her husband, and her autobiography, Memoirs of a Happy Failure (2014),[3] which recounts her escape from Nazi Europe and her teaching career at Hunter College.

Von Hildebrand is a Dame Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, a papal knighthood.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 1959, Jourdain married philosopher and theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889–1977), having met him at Fordham University in New York City, where she was a student and he was a professor. (Dietrich von Hildebrand's first wife had died in 1957.). They remained married until his death.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Greek Culture, the Adventure of the Human Spirit, editor (G. Braziller, 1966)
  • Introduction to a Philosophy of Religion (Franciscan Herald Press, 1970)
  • By Love Refined: Letters to a Young Bride (Sophia Institute Press, 1989)
  • Women and the Priesthood (Franciscan University Press, 1994) ISBN 0-940535-72-6
  • By Grief Refined: Letters to a Widow (Franciscan University Press, 1994)
  • Memoiren und Aufsätze gegen den Nationalsozialismus, 1933–1938, with Dietrich von Hildebrand and Rudolf Ebneth, (Matthias-Grünewald-Verlag, 1994) ISBN 978-3-7867-1737-9
  • Soul of a Lion: Dietrich Von Hildebrand; A Biography (Ignatius Press, 2000) ISBN 0-89870-801-X
  • The Privilege of Being a Woman (Veritas Press, 2002)
  • Man and Woman: A Divine Invention (Ignatius Press, 2010) ISBN 1-932589-56-2
  • Memoirs of a Happy Failure, with John Henry Crosby (Saint Benedict Press, 2014) ISBN 978-1-618901-26-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Alice von Hildebrand". Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b The Vortex—Infiltration! (YouTube video). Church Militant. January 29, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  3. ^ a b von Hildebrand, Alice; Crosby, John Henry. Memoirs of a Happy Failure. Saint Benedictine Press. ISBN 978-1-618901-26-2.

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