It is coming forward that Catholic philosopher Alice Von Hildebrand has died. Yes, the longtime professor has been reported to have died on Friday, January 14, 2022. John Henry Crosby, Hilderbrand Project Founder and the President confirmed the passing of the philosopher. Announcing her unfortunate death, John Henry wrote that with great sadness, he is sharing their beloved friend and sister has left the world and has gone to her home to the Lord around 12:25 this morning. It was written that Alice breathed his last peacefully at her home after battling a brief illness.
As per reports, Alice Von Hildebrand passed away at her home in New Rochelle which is located in New York on Friday morning. She was 98-year-old when she took her last breath and left all her loved ones behind. After her death news was made public, several people come forward to pay the professor sincere tributes on Twitter and Instagram and also prayed for the peace of her soul.
Who Was Alice von Hildebrand?
For the people searching for her cause of death, it is being said that she was facing old-age related health complications and that she died due to her brief illness. Talking about the 98-year-old Belgian philosopher, she was born on March 11, 1923, in Brussels, Belgium. Apart from being a philosopher and a professor, Alice was also a theologian and an author. She was the second wife of Dietrich Von Hilderbrand, another German Roman Catholic philosopher and a religious writer, who died on Jan 26, 1977.
In 1940, Alice went to the United States and later in 1947, she started teaching at New York City-based Hunter College. Hilderbrand took her retirement in 1984 as she continued staying in the US being a lecturer and an author. On EWTN television programming, she had appeared over 80 times. With the help of her husband’s students, Alice Van went on to launch the Dietrich Vin Hilderbrand Legacy Project.
Some of her works include her husband’s biography titled “The Soul of a Lion: The Life of Dietrich Von Hildebrand” which was released in 2000 along with her autobiography under the name “Memoirs of a Happy Failure”, released back in 2014. It showed her teaching career at the aforementioned college along with her escape from Nazi Europe which was partially or wholly occupied by the military forces. She had married Dietrich Von in 1959 after meeting him at Fordham University where the former was a student while he was a lecturer there.