On August 15, 1991, Sister Mary Catherine Rose Giacobbe placed her hands into the hands of Bishop Nicholas Dattilo, professing her vows as the first hermit Sister in the Diocese of Harrisburg and giving herself to a life of prayerful solitude and self-denial for the salvation of the world.
Sister Mary Catherine Rose Giacobbe is often asked what kind of sister she is. Sometimes, when she tells enquirers that she is a hermit, they don’t understand. Often, they have never heard of hermits before.
“Many do not know we exist,” Sister Mary Catherine Rose told LifeSiteNews.