Catherine Lawrence
Catherine Lawrence
Sister Madeleine at age of 109.
Birth: 8 December 1902
Victoria, Australia
Death: 16 June 2013
Young, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 110 years, 190 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Catherine Lawrence, known as "Sister Madeleine" (8 December 1902 – 16 June 2013) was a validated Australian supercentenarian. She was born on 8 December 1902 in Victoria, Australia.[1][2]


Sister Madeleine at age of 110.

She was born on 8 December 1902 in Victoria, Australia. Lawrence became a Sister of Mercy at the age of 17, and worked as a teacher and carer at schools and orphanages in Goulburn and surrounding areas. She later retired to a convent in Young. She lived in the town of Young, New South Wales, Australia, before her death on 16 June 2013, at the age of 110 years, 190 days.


  1. Australia's oldest Catholic nun Sister Madeleine Lawrence buried in Young ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  2. Sister Madeleine Lawrence on her 109th birthday ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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