Psychology • Spirituality • Health • Wellness


From prominent Hollywood actress (Elvis Presley’s Co-Star)
to Benedictine Mother Prioress.

Reverend Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B. Order of Saint Benedict.
Mother Prioress – Abbey of Regina Laudis
Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA. 2014.

“Rev. Mother Dolores Hart (born October 20, 1938) is an American Roman Catholic nun and former actress. She made ten films in five years, playing opposite Stephen Boyd, Montgomery Clift, George Hamilton, and Robert Wagner, having made her movie debut with Elvis Presley in Loving You (1957). By the early 1960s an established leading lady, she “stunned Hollywood” by announcing that she would be giving up her career to enter a convent. She is now Prioress of the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut.” (Wikipedia)

“Born Dolores Hicks, she was the only child of actor Bert Hicks and Harriet Hicks, who separated when she was three years old, and ultimately divorced. She stated “As a child I was precocious. My parents married when they were 16 and 17 and both were beautiful people. Moss Hart offered my mother, Harriett, a contract but by then they had me and my father, Bert Hicks, a bit player, definitely a Clark Gable type, had movie offers so we moved from Chicago to Hollywood. I was a Hollywood brat. We lived in Beverly Hills and I used to visit the lots with him. He had a bit part in Forever Amber. I always wanted to be part of that life.” (Wikipedia)

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For All in Need.
Equity . Diversity . Inclusion

“Let the beauty you love, be what you do.” Rumi.

Dr. Maridel’s early education / sense of spirituality … in elite private catholic schools (i.e., grade school through high school) … delightfully influenced and enriched by German Benedictines, within a Spanish – American Roman Catholicism, with a U.S. Jesuit and Belgian KULeuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Catholic University of Louvain) ​formal education in adulthood, Belgium. Maridel’s KULeuven Motto : Seat of Wisdom <> Sedes Sapientiae.

Etymology : Catholic means Universal … All – Embracing.

“Finding God in All Things.”
Spiritual Discernment.
Ignatian Spirituality.


An Awakening … and a Living / Lived Relationship
with Self _ Others _ World _ The Ultimate (God) _

As an Active U.S. Licensed Doctor in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and also as a Psychologist of Religion and Spirituality, with further studies in Theology, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis, Dr. Andres remains objective, studies, welcomes, and appreciates different religious beliefs, non – beliefs, religions, spiritualities, cultures, sub-cultures, and wholesome lifestyles.

Dr. Andres Leads / Facilitates in USA + Europe ~
Spiritual Retreats / Meditations / Recollection Days
Comprehensive and Pluralistic Themes :Non – Sectarian . Secular . Religious​

Personalized ~ Different Religious Denominations :
​InterFaith _ Ecumenical _ Protestant _ Episcopalian / Anglican _ Eastern Orthodox _ Catholic.For : Pastors, Priests, Seminarians, Deacons & Spouses, Youth & Family Ministries.

Customized ~ General / Non – Christian / Non – Religious / Service Groups :​
CEOs & Corporate Staff __ Hospital / HealthCare Staff __ First Responders __
U.S. Military, Chaplains & Family in Europe __ Law Enforcement & Family __
Diplomats and Staff in Europe __ University Professors and Family __

Professor Dr. Andres has also given Talks in Europe on:
Fundamentalism . Secularization . Atheism
Agnosticism . Religious Sects & Dangerous Cults

” I stand from the standard of grace … not perfection.”