Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Carmelite Hermit

A dear sister in Carmel has chosen an eremitical vocation.
The hermitage isn't what you'd expect: a small home in a quiet neighborhood of Essex, Maryland, that was originally built as a one-room fishing shack 100 years ago. But then, the hermit who lives there isn't what you'd expect, either. Mary Zimmerer, now Sr. Maria Veronica of the Holy Face, is a bubbly widow who discerned a call to the contemplative life after her husband passed away five years ago. Having made a public profession of vows last fall, she is now one of only two canonical (or diocesan) hermits in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.


ocd sister said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful witness.

elena maria vidal said...

At your service, Sister.

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