The 42-Year-Old Virgin
A 42-year-old Ithaca, N.Y., woman dedicated her virginity to Jesus in a Catholic ceremony so rare that even her priest didn’t know it existed.
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She stood at the altar in a white gown and veil, but she was there for no man. Lori Rose Cannizzaro was dedicating her virginity to Jesus.
Saturday’s rare Catholic ceremony, one her own pastor didn’t know existed, turned the 42-year-old into a “consecrated virgin.” Fewer than 200 women in the United States and 2,000 worldwide have declared their perpetual virginity, according to U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins.
“There are people who think I’m nuts,” Cannizzaro said.