Secrets for long, joyful life from nun aged 107

Sister Candida Bellotti turned 107 years old on Thursday, and she is believed to be the oldest living nun in the world.

Naturally, she has a thing or two to say about longevity and living well.

Born in 1907 in Verona, Italy, Candida joined the Camillian nuns more than 80 years ago and has spent her life traveling from city to city and working as a nurse.

The centenarian celebrated her birthday with Mass at Casa Santa Marta, followed by a meeting with Pope Francis and an interview with journalists eager to know the sister’s secret to such a long life.

Her tips were simple but powerful:

Listen to God

Candida’s recipe for a long and happy life included “listening to the voice of Christ and being meek as regards his will.

“Throughout my life I have always thought: wherever the Lord puts me, that is the right place for me.”

Giving thanks to God was also of key importance to the sister, ANSA reported.

“God does it all,” Candida said. “I merely give Him thanks.” Continue reading.

Source: Huffington Post

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