Victoire Larmenier

Sister, Mother
Other names: 
Sister St Basil, Mother St Basil
21 July 1827 - June 1878.

Born in Brittany, France, Victoire Larmenier worked for her step-father's tailoring business as secretary and book keeper, before setting up her own haberdashery business. She entered the Paris novitiate of the Little Sisters of the Poor in February 1851.

She was sent from France to London to set up a religious community in Hammersmith. The first Nazareth House opened in 1857. In 1862 she travelled north with six other nuns to establish a community of the Poor Sisters of Nazareth in Aberdeen.

Sister Basil