CNA Staff, Feb 9, 2021 / 17:56 pm
Sister Andre Randon, a religious sister in France, will turn 117 years old this week, after surviving COVID-19 last month, her congregation announced Tuesday.
Born Lucile Randon on Feb. 11, 1904, she converted to Catholicism at the age of 19. After serving young children and the elderly at a French hospital, she joined the Daughters of Charity -founded by St. Vincent de Paul- at the age of 40.
Seventy-six years later, Sister Andre moved to Sainte Catherine Labouré retirement home in Toulon, southern France. It was there that, on Jan. 16, she tested positive for COVID-19. She was isolated from other residents, but displayed no symptoms.