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By Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia, 2/10/21

The second oldest person in the world shares “my joy is to pray.”

Sister Andre has been in the media recently for surviving COVID-19. After contracting the virus on January 16, the French nun fortunately didn’t display any symptoms other than great fatigue.

While the centenarian wasn’t concerned for her own health, she was anxious to know if her daily routine would change and if other residents were safe, according to David Tavella, who is the spokesman for the Sainte Catherine Labouré retirement home where Sister Andre resides.

In an interview with French broadcaster BFMTV, Sister Andre — born Lucile Randon — was asked if she had been scared of COVID. Her reply was simple: “No, I wasn’t scared, because I wasn’t scared to die. I’m happy to be with you, but I would wish to be somewhere else – to join my big brother, and my grandfather and my grandmother.” …

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