World’s Oldest Person, Lucile Randon, Passes Away at 118 After a Life Dedicated to Catholicism and Helping Others

1: french nun lucile randon, the world’s oldest living person, has died at the age of 118. she was born in 1904 in southern france and lived through two world wars. she was baptized when she was 26 years old and joined an order of nuns known as the daughters of charity around 15 years later. she spent most of her working life at a hospital in vichy, around 31 years. she assumed the name sister andre when she took holy orders in 1944.

2: sister andre passed away in her sleep at her nursing home in toulon, france. she entered the guinness book of records last april as the world’s oldest person following the death of kane tanaka, a japanese woman who lived until she was 119-years-old. she recovered from covid-19 in 2021 and became the oldest person to do so.

3: sister andre dedicated much of her life to catholicism and had a close relationship with her brothers. she enjoyed earthly pleasures like eating chocolate and drinking a glass of wine everyday. in one of her last interviews, she said “people should help each other and love each other instead of hating. if we shared all that, things would be a lot better.” she said “only the good lord knows” the secret of her longevity.

By Evey Lovelace

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