The Dominicans have posted on their social media a greeting for the 110th birthday of Sister Marie Bernadette, “the oldest Dominican sister in the world.”
Sister Marie Bernadette, who lives in Dax, in France's
Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, is not only the oldest sister in the order
but she also set a historic record for her years of profession.
In a Jan. 5 post on the Dominicains de Bordeaux Facebook page, the
Dominicans quoted the sister's superior on the occasion of her birthday:
“For me, what's most beautiful is that she will be professed for 90
years this coming April 18!!! That's a record.”
The post also indicated that Sister Marie Bernadette is one of the
oldest sisters in the community and that she prays for all the
Dominicans. They also called on everyone to pray for an increase in
At the Dax monastery, the Dominican sisters lead a life of prayer,
contemplation, and they also do sewing and make pastries for income.