Lorain OH – Hilaire Tavenner is a former Franciscan nun, educator and esteemed author of eight books and over a hundred published articles and short stories.
Her books include “Nun of This and Nun of That: Book One, Beginnings” which is about how the convent creates a nun out of a teenage girl. “Nun of This and Nun of That: Book Two, Making Vows” is what it is like living in community with other nuns. “A Portrait of Helen Steiner Rice,” is a short biography of one of America’s most famous poets from Lorain, OH. “My Friendship with Elizabeth Ann Seton,” is about the life of Mother Seton and the relationship Dr. Tavenner has had with America’s first native born saint. “Memories of Mom; They Called her Dutch” is the life of Hilaire Tavenner’s mother, her husband, parents, children, etc. It is a tribute to all good mothers, and Dr. Tavenner created this book because her mother was her best friend, and life inspiration. “France, 1996: Memoirs of a writer in France,” “Peru, 2002: Memoirs of a writer in Peru,” and “Puerto Rico, 2006: Memoirs of a writer in Puerto Rico,” are three travel books which record the adventures of her travails, complete with history and culture, respectively.
“I’m extremely proud of all my books and the accomplishments God has made possible throughout my life! Teaching about 3,000 children, about 2,000 adults, helping mom, writing books and giving countless speeches along the way” says Hilaire. “It brings me absolute delight and gratification that I will leave behind a legacy of service and good will.”
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