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Memoirs of a Happy Failure Van Hildebrand, Alice

Memoirs of a Happy Failure Van Hildebrand, Alice

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Memoirs of a Happy Failure tells the story of Alice van Hildebrand who taught for 37 years at Hunter College where "by showing her students how truth fulfills the deepest longing of the human heart, she helped to liberate countless students from the oppressive relativism of the day, enabling many of them to find their way to God". Memoirs of a Happy Failure tells the story of her escape from Europe where her ship was nearly halted by a Nazi ship, to her early days in America and her dedication to education, to her marriage to the great philosopher Dietrich Van Hildebrand and her various victories and defeats at Hunter College in her fight against relativism. She has been hailed for "demonstrating the power of placing one's trust in God and therein finding the strength to endure suffering and transform lives". Memoirs of a Happy Failure offers a "glimpse into the life of one of contemporary Catholicisms most compelling minds - the story of courage, faith and grace of God acting in the world". In 2013 Pope Francis invested Dr. Van Hildebrand as a Dame Grand Cross of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory.

Memoirs of a Happy Failure Alice van Hildebrand w/John Henry Crosby Foreword by Timothy Cardinal Dolan Hardcover