Sister Mary Veronica Miceli, O.P.   Leave a comment

October 13, 1929 – March 12, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana

What wonderful memories I have of Sr. Veronica. I smile at the mention of her name as encounters with her, whether at a conference, retreat, in her office, at the grocery store or the last time, at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center, always was an experience of joy and laughter. She was a great teacher, filled with the Holy Spirit and love of our Lord. She was a fun person, and I see her dancing eyes before me now. Eternal rest, grant unto Sr. Veronica, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.


Sister Mary Veronica Miceli, O.P., age 83 and in her 65th year of religious profession, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center. Sister Mary Veronica was born Marie Margaret Miceli in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was a life-long resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of the late Samuel A. Miceli, Sr. and Josephine Perino Miceli, and sister of the late Angelo J. Miceli. Sister Mary Veronica earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Mary’s Dominican College, a Master’s Degree in History from St. Louis University, and a Ph. D. in History from Tulane University. After professing her vows as a Dominican Sister in 1948, Sister taught at elementary schools in Cottonport, Reserve, Bunkie and New Orleans, Louisiana. Thereafter, Sister Mary Veronica was a long-time, beloved history teacher at Dominican High School and a professor of history at Dominican College. Following her retirement from teaching, Sister dedicated herself to other ministries for many years, including giving retreats and days of recollection across Louisiana and particularly at the Dominican Retreat House in Rosaryville, Louisiana and the Center for Jesus Christ the Lord in New Orleans; acting as liaison to the Dominican Laity; and serving on the Archdiocese of New Orleans Metropolitan Tribunal for annulments. Sister brought joyful exuberance to every aspect of her life and to everyone she met, and had a special love of the Blessed Mother. She enjoyed food and travel, especially her many trips to Italy and Medjugorje, often in the company of her beloved parents. Sister is survived by her brother, Samuel A. Miceli, Jr., whom she adored, and many devoted nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins and many loving friends.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Fr. Leo A. Nicoll, S.J. at Lake Lawn Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70124 on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:00 o’clock a.m., followed by interment in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 o’clock a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Centre for Padre Pio, Inc., 111 Barto Road, Barto, PA 19504


Posted July 19, 2013 by ouidaofs in Holy Spirit, Joy, Peace, Prayer

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