Sr. Carol, Australian hermit

From the Inner West Courier in Australia comes a brief article on Carol Prevedello, who recently became a canonical hermit (Catholic) in Australia.

She has made promises of poverty, chastity and obedience and pledged to live a life of prayer, penance, silence and solitude in a tradition that dates back to biblical times.

She doesn’t dwell in a cave in the wilderness, but lives with her parents in a two-storey house in the Inner West.

Quotes from the article: “I think it was always in me.” … “When I was a teenager, I used to say to my mum, ‘I could go up a mountain and never come back down again.'”