Portrait of Sister Mary Veronica


Sister Mary Veronica was stationed at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rosamond, California, USA. The Rosamond, California parish needed nuns for their school, specifically for a homeschool Co-op program.

Sister Mary Veronica came with another nun to Rosamond. She was sent from Poor Clare Nuns of Spokane in Spokane Washington. They sent out nuns to Mission schools; there were five Mission schools in the United States.

Sister Mary Veronica was very proud of her new Church because it was a rebuilt Masonic temple that had a beautiful statue of “Our Lady” in front of the altar and she posed an invitation, “all are welcome to come inside.”

An organ was brought to the church and a choir was assembled. The choir sang mostly church hymns and Gregorian chants. Mary Sister Mary Veronica sang Alto in the choir. The choir was made up mostly of children, teenagers and young adults. When the choir sings chants, of course they sang in one voice.

Sister Mary Veronica was originally from San Antonio, Texas. She came to Spokane, Washington from San Antonio, Texas.

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Posted on November 14, 2017, in ABC wednesday, photography, Portraits, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Excellent portrait of Sister Mary Veronica in b/w and excellent write up about her.

  2. Nice photo reminds me of the nuns that used to run my primary school when I was a kid

    Have a nuntastic day 🙂

  3. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wondered how life for people like her must be… I still wonder about it now and then

    Have a splendid ABC-Wednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/21-s

  4. Tammy,

    Nice B&W photo of Sister Mary. I like that she ran a homeschool co-op for her parish being I’m a non-Catholic veteran homeschool mom. Have a blessed day, my friend!

    Feel free to join my foto linky party! 😉

  5. What a sweet smile she has! Thanks for linking up with me at http://nanahood.com/wedding-shower-newlyweds

  6. Great photo of the Nun who gave her life to the church ~ for S

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. She looks like a kind person. good to know a bit about her.

  8. Love that habit!

    ROG, ABCW

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