Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Prior to becoming a Catholic nun in 1944, she worked as a teacher and governess during World War II and later went on to care for orphans and the elderly in a French Hospital. Sister Andre lived through both the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 and the more recent COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year she told Guinness World Records that her guilty pleasures were indulging in chocolates and a daily glass of wine. Staff at the Sainte Catherine Labouré nursing home speculated these guilty pleasures were her secret to longevity.
For more information see David Propper “Sister Andre, the world’s oldest living person, dies at 118”, New York Post, January 17, 2023.
Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.