elena maria vidal

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Gender Female
Occupation historical novelist
Location East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Introduction "...Bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters. Give ye a sweet odor as frankincense. Send forth flowers, as the lily...and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in his works." —Ecclesiasticus 39:17-19
Interests Writing, reading, opera, painting, sewing, travel, gardening, cooking, wine, restaurants, entertaining friends
Favorite Movies The Lord of the Rings, Gone With The Wind, Braveheart, El Cid, Joan of Arc, Notorious, The Age of Innocence, Green Dolphin Street, Gypsy, The Leopard, Manon de la Source, Love Letters, Casablanca, The Old Maid, Now Voyager, Juarez, Tomorrow is Forever, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Third Man, Doctor Zhivago, The Lion in Winter, The Song of Bernadette, Wuthering Heights
Favorite Music Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, Puccini's Turandot, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Saint-Saen's Samson and Delilah, traditional Irish songs and ballads, The Anonymous 4, Delibes' Lakme, Stravinsky's Petrouchka, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice, Handel's Largo from Xerxes, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman singing anything.
Favorite Books The Douai-Rheims Bible, Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen, The Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger, The Lord of the Rings, By What Authority by Robert Hugh Benson, Tyborne by Magdalen Taylor, The Hidden Power of Kindness by Fr Lovasik, The Story of a Life by Guy Gaucher, 'Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, The Spiritual Life by Fr. Tanqueray and La Vie Mariale by Fr Jacquier. And many more....