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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

Tears of God Is Here   Leave a comment

I have marked in my Bible a very special date at Sirach 2.  The date is May 8, 1992.  I was a Protestant at the time but in the process of seeking information for an annulment so that I might be accepted to convert to the Catholic Church.  I made an appointment with Sr. Veronica Miceli, O.P, as she was a friend and served the Archdiocese of New Orleans for annulments.  When I arrived in her office, she called to say that she was delayed in traffic on the North Shore from New Orleans.  I told her that I would wait.

I felt that I was in a very holy place early on, as I waited, and could sense a stong presence of the Holy Spirit.  Sister’s Bible was in front of me on her desk so I decided to read, opening to the Sirach passage below.  Immediately I felt overwhelmed with God’s presence within me and began to pour out my heart with tears and tears and more tears.  These were not tears of sadness or joy but tears of God is here.

Such was the state I was in when Sister arrived, and we both realized that she was meant to be late because God was on time.

Trust in God

My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials.

Be sincere of heart and steadfast, and do not be impetuous in time of adversity.

Cling to him, do not leave him, that you may prosper in your last days.

Accept whatever happens to you; in periods of humiliation be patient.

For in fire gold is tested, and the chosen, in the crucible of humiliation.

Trust in God, and he will help you; make your ways straight and hope in him.

You that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy, do not stray lest you fall.

Sirach 2:1-7,

New American Bible, revised edition

Posted July 19, 2013 by ouidaofs in Convert, Holy Spirit, Prayer

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