Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2, 2016 / 13:29 pm
At 101 years old, Dona Penha has seen quite a bit of life. But the centenarian experienced something new on September 28, as she received her First Communion during Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel nursing home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
For those who witnessed the occasion, it was a great testimony to the love of God.
"It was a very beautiful moment that showed us that it is never too late to receive the Eucharist, which for someone seeking God, neither time nor shame can prevent," said the administrative assistant of the nursing home, Josiane Ribeiro. She added that occasions like this help "reaffirm faith."
Ribeiro told CNA that Dona Penha arrived about a year ago at the nursing home, which is run by the Sisters of the Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima Association. There is a chapel on site where Mass is celebrated during the week.