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This is a list of the oldest "religious" people in the world. By "religious" I mean every person having official religious occupation such as priest, nun of any religion (catholic, protestant, muslim, etc.).

List

      Deceased (validated) / under 110       Living (validated)       Pending       Unvalidated       Disputed

Rank Name Religious name Sex Birth Death Age Country
1 Marie-Josephine Gaudette [1] Sister Cecilia F 25 Mar 1902 13 July 2017 115 years, 110 days USA FlagUSAITA Flag ITA
2 Eugenie Blanchard [2] Sister Cyria F 16 Feb 1896 4 Nov 2010 114 years, 261 days FRA FlagBLM, FRA
3 Anne Samson [3] Sister Anne F 27 Feb 1891 29 Nov 2004 113 years, 276 days CAN FlagCAN
4 Lucile Randon [4] Soeur André F 11 Feb 1904 Living

113 years, 250 days

FRA FlagFRA
5 Luzia Mohrs [5] Sister Maria Electis F 23 Mar 1904 Living

113 years, 210 days

GER FlagGERBRA FlagBRA
6 Augustine Tessier Sister Julia F 2 Jan 1869 8 Mar 1981 112 years, 65 days FRA FlagFRA
7 Anne de Sousberghe [6] Sister Anne F 7 Nov 1904 12 Feb 2016 111 years, 97 days BEL FlagBELUK Flag UK
8 Maria Van Sprengel Sister Alberta F 30 Jan 1882 22 Apr 1993 111 years, 82 days BEL FlagBEL
9 Martha Pellow [7] Sister Martha Pellow F 18 May 1889 2 June 2000 111 years, 15 days USA FlagUSA
10 Anna Palarowska Sister Bernadetta F 22 Oct 1902 2 Nov 2013 111 years, 11 days POL FlagPOL (Ger.Emp.)
FRA FlagFRA
11 Antonia Amore [8] Sister Mary Cecile F 17 Feb 1905 18 Feb 2016 111 years, 1 day ITA Flag ITA USA FlagUSA
12 Nicholas Kao Se Tseien Father Nicholas Kao Se Tseien M 15 Jan 1897 11 Dec 2007 110 years, 334 days CHI FlagCHNHKG FlagHKG
13 Isabelle Descoteaux [9] Soeur Isabelle F 18 Nov 1906 15 Sept 2017 110 years, 301 days CAN FlagCAN
14 Marie-Renee Gautier [10] Soeur Renee F 30 June 1906 9 Feb 2017 110 years, 224 days FRA FlagFRA
15 Catherine Lawrence Sister Madeleine [11] F 8 Dec 1902 16 Jun 2013 110 years, 190 days AUS FlagAUS
16 Andrei Kuznetsoff Father Akaki M 17 Oct 1873 31 Jan 1984 110 years, 106 days RUS FlagRUS (Rus.Emp.)
FIN FlagFIN
17 Maria de Jaeger Sister Clementia F 15 Jan 1901 30 Apr 2011 110 years, 105 days BEL FlagBEL
18 Alma Bellotti [12] Suor Candida F 20 Feb 1907 27 May 2017 110 years, 96 days ITA Flag ITA
19 Beatrice Naud [13] Soeur Beatrice F 6 Apr 1905 10 Jul 2015 110 years, 95 days CAN FlagCAN
20 Victoria de la Cruz Garcia [14] Sister Victoria F 24 June 1907 Living

110 years, 117 days

ESP FlagESPJAP FlagJPN
21 Simone Segoin [15] Soeur Marie de l'Incarnation F 24 Mar 1907 28 May 2017 110 years, 65 days FRA FlagFRA
22 Gracieuse Malharin [16] Soeur Marie-Bernadette F 5 Jan 1907 13 Feb 2017 110 years, 39 days FRA FlagFRA
23 Minsho Ozawa Father Minsho Ozawa M 11 Oct 1894 12 July 2004 109 years, 275 days JAP FlagJPN
24 Mary Victor Waters [17] Sister Mary Victor Waters F 14 Sept 1904 27 May 2014 109 years, 255 days IRE Flag IRLUSA FlagUSA
25 Evelyn Abdella [18] Sister John Maron Abdella F 15 Aug 1906 5 Mar 2016 109 years, 203 days SYR FlagSYRUSA FlagUSA
26 Maria Roszak [19] Siostra Cecylia F 25 Mar 1908 Living

109 years, 208 days

POL FlagPOL
27 Elodiade De Mola Sister Maria Flavia F 28 July 1904 15 Dec 2013 109 years, 140 days ITA Flag ITA
28 Dympna Carew [20] Sister Dympna Carew F 5 Jan 1890 7 Feb 1999 109 years, 33 days IRE Flag IRLZAF FlagZAF
29 Konrad Fuchs Father Konrad M 15 Oct 1897 13 Nov 2006 109 years, 29 days GER FlagGER
30 Marie-Laurence Le Mogne Sister Françoise F 19 Jan 1907 25 Jan 2016 109 years, 6 days FRA FlagFRA
31 Pasqua Vettor [21] Suor Lucia F 29 Mar 1907 20 Jan 2016 108 years, 295 days ITA Flag ITA
32 Maria Simonis Sister Antonetta F 5 Jan 1909 Living

108 years, 287 days

NED FlagNED
33 Gemma Sandrini Soeur Marie F 26 Apr 1904 6 Nov 2012 108 years, 194 days BEL FlagBEL
34 Annunciata Verderio [22] Suor Giuseppina F 2 Apr 1908 15 July 2016 108 years, 104 days ITA Flag ITA
35 Margaret Mary Dolan [23] Sister Anthony Dolan F 23 Dec 1893 26 Mar 2002 108 years, 93 days IRE Flag IRL
36 Jacques Clemens Father Jacques M 11 July 1909 Living

108 years, 100 days

NED FlagNEDBEL FlagBEL
37 Nicholas Salamis Reverend Nicholas M 13 Aug 1897 15 Oct 2005 108 years, 63 days GRE FlagGRECAN FlagCAN
38 Leonie Hanin Sister Leonie F 27 Apr 1907 25 Mar 2015 107 years, 332 days BEL FlagBEL
39 Jeanne De Roey Soeur Francisca F 10 Oct 1896 3 June 2004 107 years, 242 days BEL FlagBEL
40 Clare Shanley [24] Sister Clare Shanley F 10 Aug 1904 4 Mar 2012 107 years, 207 days IRE Flag IRLUK Flag UK
41 Mary Zita Butler [25] Sister Mary Zita Butler F 11 Feb 1899 11 Aug 2006 107 years, 181 days IRE Flag IRLUSA FlagUSA
42 Lydia Formosa [26] Sister Lydia Formosa F 12 Mar 1909 20 Apr 2016 107 years, 39 days MLT FlagMLT
43 Bridget Hynes [27] Sister Bridget Hynes F 13 Apr 1879 24 Apr 1986 107 years, 11 days IRE Flag IRLUSA FlagUSA
44 Josie O’Hanlon [28] Sister Fintan O’Hanlon F 29 Mar 1898 13 Feb 2005 106 years, 321 days IRE Flag IRL
45 Patrick McKenna [29] Sister Patrick McKenna F 23 Oct 1888 5 Jun 1995 106 years, 225 days IRE Flag IRL
46 Kathy O’Connell [30] Sister Finbarr O’Connell F 7 Jul 1899 Feb/Mar 2006 106 years, ca. 200 days IRE Flag IRLAUS FlagAUS
47 Bernardine O’Malley [31] Sister Bernardine O’Malley F 24 May 1883 6 Dec 1989 106 years, 196 days IRE Flag IRL
48 Louise de Gonzague [32] Sister Louis de Gonzague F 7 Aug 1900 Nov 2006 106 years, ca. 90 days IRE Flag IRLENG FlagENG,UK Flag UK
49 Margaret Gertrude Burns [33] Sister Margaret Gertrude Burns F 17 Mar 1890 Feb 1996 105 years, ca. 330 days IRE Flag IRLENG FlagENG,UK Flag UK
50 Albeus Young [34] Sister Albeus Young F 7 Apr 1893 19 Jan 1999 105 years, 287 days IRE Flag IRLAUS FlagAUS
51 Teresita Barajuen Sister Teresita F 16 Sept 1907 12 June 2013 105 years, 269 days ESP FlagESP
52 Aidan Beirne [35] Sister Aidan Beirne F 2 Jan 1912 Living

105 years, 290 days

IRE Flag IRL
53 Berchmans Cagney [36] Sister Berchmans Cagney F 2 Jul 1876 9 Dec 1981 105 years, 160 days IRE Flag IRL
54 Angela Smyth [37] Sister Angela Smyth F 25 Oct 1877 25 Feb 1983 105 years, 123 days IRE Flag IRL
55 Mary Brenda Browne [38] Sister Mary Brenda Browne F 31 May 1905 1 Jul 2010 105 years, 31 days IRE Flag IRLAUS FlagAUS

References

  1. Nun from Manchester, who was world's 5th oldest person, dies at 115 years old NewHampshire
  2. French nun who held record as world's oldest person dies aged 114 Daily Mail
  3. Cape Breton nun dies at age 113 CBC News
  4. La Varoise soeur André fête ses 112 ans Nice Matin
  5. 111 anos de idade e 87 anos de Vida Religiosa Consagrada
  6. Britain’s oldest nun dies aged 111 CatholicHerald.co.uk
  7. Sister Martha Pellow; Oldest Nun in the United States Was 111 Articles Latimes
  8. Obituary: Sister Mary Cecile Amore, 111 Wilton Bulletin
  9. Une supercentenaire dans la région Le Nouvelliste. 2 December 2016
  10. Sœur Marie-Renée Gautier fête ses 110 ans Sainte Marie Torfou
  11. Australia's oldest Catholic nun Sister Madeleine Lawrence buried in Young ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  12. Oldest Sister in the World Dies at 110 Zenit
  13. Soeur Béatrice Naud souffle 110 chandelles! Lapresse
  14. In Japan: the Oldest Nun in the World Turns 110 FSSPX / Actualités
  15. La doyenne de Dammarie s’est éteinte à 110 ans Actu
  16. Sœur Marie-Bernadette, la doyenne des religieuses de France, est décédée La Croix
  17. Tributes as our second oldest person Sr Mary dies at 109 Independent ie
  18. Sister John Maron Abdella, 109, Sister of St. Joseph Buffalo News
  19. Kim jest i gdzie mieszka 109-letnia krakowianka?
  20. Sr Dympna Carew Ireland's Oldest People
  21. Addio suor Lucia, aveva quasi 109 anni Necrologie La Nuova Venezia
  22. Suor Giuseppina ha compiuto 108 anni Eco di Biella
  23. Sr Anthony Dolan Ireland's Oldest People
  24. Sr Clare Shanley Ireland's Oldest People
  25. Sr Mary Zita Butler Ireland's Oldest People
  26. Oldest person in Malta, a nun, dies aged 107 Independent
  27. Sr Bridget Hynes Ireland's Oldest People
  28. Sr Fintan O'Hanlon Ireland's Oldest People
  29. Sr Patrick McKenna Ireland's Oldest People
  30. Sr Finbarr O'Connell Ireland's Oldest People
  31. Sr Bernardine O'Malley Ireland's Oldest People
  32. louis-de-gonzague-738.jpg Ireland's Oldest People
  33. Sr Margaret Gertrude Burns Ireland's Oldest People
  34. Sr Albeus Young Ireland's Oldest People
  35. Still loving life at 104 Independent.ie
  36. Sr Berchmans Cagney Ireland's Oldest People
  37. Sr Angela Smyth Ireland's Oldest People
  38. Sr Mary Brenda Browne Ireland's Oldest People

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