Sister Veronica Moore, Hermit and Nurse

Sister Veronica Moore, a County Meath (Ireland) nun who spent forty years working as a nurse in Zambia retired to live as a religious hermit in Mullingar.

Sister Veronica made her profession of vows for the eremitical life in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Mullingar at a ceremony on 1 July 2010 at which Bishop Michael Smith officiated.
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Sister Veronica, who grew up in Oldcastle, took vows to live a life of simplicity, solitude and prayer and is to do so in Mullingar. She said the transition from being a busy nurse in Zambia to “doing nothing” would be “relatively easy” because “God has taken over quietly and gently.”

“I really believe that more things are wrought by prayer that this world could even dream of,” she explained.

Sister Veronica is the fourth person in recent years to decide to live as a hermit in the diocese of Meath. She joins Sister Patricia Conway in Multyfarnham and Sister Una Kearney in Moate and Father David Jones from Duleek in Co. Louth.


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