This is a list of the oldest ecclesiastical people in the world. In this article "ecclesiastical" means every person having official

Lucile Randon aka Soeur André, Oldest nun in the world

clerical/ecclesiastical occupation such as priest or nun. The oldest nun ever is Lucile Randon (born 1904), aged 116 years, 255 days. The oldest unvalidated priest ever was Nicholas Kao Se Tseien (1897–2007), who died at the age of 110 years, 334 days. The oldest validated priest ever was Andrei Kuznetsoff (1873–1984), who died at the age of 110 years, 106 days.

Oldest Ecclesiastical people (+105)

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

Rank Name Religious name Sex Birth Death Age Country
1 Lucile Randon [1] Soeur André F 11 Feb 1904 Living 116 years, 255 days FranceFRA
2 Marie-Josephine Gaudette [2] Sister Cecilia F 25 Mar 1902 13 July 2017 115 years, 110 days United StatesUSAItaly ITA
3 Eugenie Blanchard [3] Sister Cyria F 16 Feb 1896 4 Nov 2010 114 years, 261 days Saint Barthélemy (France)BLM, FRA
4 Anne Samson [4] Sister Anne F 27 Feb 1891 29 Nov 2004 113 years, 276 days CanadaCAN
5 Luzia Mohrs [5] Sister Maria Electis F 23 Mar 1904 16 Oct 2017 113 years, 207 days GermanyGERBrazilBRA
6 Augustine Tessier [6] Sister Julia F 2 Jan 1869 8 Mar 1981 112 years, 65 days FranceFRA
7 Irene Lanna [7] Irmã Irene Lanna F 11 June 1903 14 July 2015 112 years, 35 days BrazilBRA
8 Andrew Christian Agyeman [8] Archdeacon Emeritus Andrew M Apr 1908? 6 Jan 2020 111 years, 251+ days GhanaGHA
9 Inah Canabarro Lucas [9] Irmã Inah F 27 May 1908 Living 112 years, 150 days BrazilBRA
10 Anne de Sousberghe [10] Sister Anne F 7 Nov 1904 12 Feb 2016 111 years, 97 days BelgiumBELUnited Kingdom UK
11 Odile de Plunkett [11] Soeur Odile F 7 Jan 1909 Living 111 years, 290 days FranceFRA
12 Maria Van Sprengel [12] Sister Alberta F 30 Jan 1882 22 Apr 1993 111 years, 82 days BelgiumBEL
13 Mary Aidan Donaldson [13] Sister Mary F 20 Aug 1908 25 Oct 2019 111 years, 66 days United Kingdom UK United StatesUSA
14 Martha Pellow [14] Sister Martha Pellow F 18 May 1889 2 June 2000 111 years, 15 days United StatesUSA
15 Anna Palarowska [15][16] Sister Bernadetta F 22 Oct 1902 2 Nov 2013 111 years, 11 days PolandPOL
FranceFRA
16 Antonia Amore [17] Sister Mary Cecile F 17 Feb 1905 18 Feb 2016 111 years, 1 day Italy ITA United StatesUSA
17 Maria Simonis [18][19] Zuster Antonetta F 5 Jan 1909 3 Jan 2020 110 years, 363 days NetherlandsNED
18 Judith Pinard [20] Soeur Judith F 3 July 1898 13 June 2009 110 years, 345 days CanadaCAN
Victoria de la Cruz Garcia [21] Sister Victoria F 24 June 1907 4 June 2018 110 years, 345 days SpainESPJapanJPN
20 Nicholas Kao Se Tseien [22][23] Father Nicholas Kao Se Tseien M 15 Jan 1897 11 Dec 2007 110 years, 334 days ChinaCHNHong KongHKG
21 Isabelle Descoteaux [24] Soeur Isabelle F 18 Nov 1906 15 Sept 2017 110 years, 301 days CanadaCAN
22 Zoe Redoules [25] Sœur Dosithée F 14 July 1909 Living 111 years, 102 days FranceFRA
23 Maria Roszak [26] Siostra Cecylia F 25 Mar 1908 16 Nov 2018 110 years, 236 days PolandPOL
24 Rosalie Huber [27] Schwester Konrada F 29 Sept 1908 14 May 2019 110 years, 227 days GermanyGER
25 Marie-Renee Gautier [28] Soeur Renee F 30 June 1906 9 Feb 2017 110 years, 224 days FranceFRA
26 Catherine Lawrence Sister Madeleine [29] F 8 Dec 1902 16 Jun 2013 110 years, 190 days AustraliaAUS
27 Ana Martinez Llamas [30] Sor Ana F 17 Mar 1910 9 Aug 2020 110 years, 145 days SpainESP
28 Bhante Dharmawara Monk Bhante Dharmawara M 12 Feb 1889 26 June 1999 110 years, 134 days CambodiaCAMUnited StatesUSA
29 Andrei Kuznetsoff [31] Father Akaki M 17 Oct 1873 31 Jan 1984 110 years, 106 days RussiaRUS (Rus.Emp.)
FinlandFIN
30 Maria de Jaeger [32][33] Sister Clementia F 15 Jan 1901 30 Apr 2011 110 years, 105 days BelgiumBEL
31 Alma Bellotti [34] Suor Candida F 20 Feb 1907 27 May 2017 110 years, 96 days Italy ITA
32 Beatrice Naud [35] Soeur Beatrice F 6 Apr 1905 10 Jul 2015 110 years, 95 days CanadaCAN
33 Iolanda Salata [36] Sister Maria Fedele F 26 Aug 1908 14 Nov 2018 110 years, 80 days Italy ITA
34 Simone Segoin [37] Soeur Marie de l'Incarnation F 24 Mar 1907 28 May 2017 110 years, 65 days FranceFRA
35 Reg Dean [38] Reverend Reginald Dean M 4 Nov 1902 5 Jan 2013 110 years, 62 days United Kingdom UK
36 Maria Jovita Garcia [39][40] Sister Corazon Garcia F 4 Sept 1904 19 Oct 2014 110 years, 45 days SpainESPUnited StatesUSA
37 Gracieuse Malharin [41] Soeur Marie-Bernadette F 5 Jan 1907 13 Feb 2017 110 years, 39 days FranceFRA
38 Narcisa Candido da Conceicao [42] Mother Filhinha F 1903 18 Jan 2014 110 years BrazilBRA
39 Lazarie Maes Zuster Genoveva [43] F 24 July 1910 Living 110 years, 92 days BelgiumBEL
40 Elodia Leal Cardenas Sor Elodia [44] F 22 Oct 1910 8 Aug 2020 109 years, 291 days MexicoMEX
41 Minsho Ozawa [45] Father Minsho Ozawa M 11 Oct 1894 12 July 2004 109 years, 275 days JapanJPN
42 Mary Victor Waters [46] Sister Mary Victor Waters F 14 Sept 1904 27 May 2014 109 years, 255 days Ireland IRLUnited StatesUSA
43 Lourdes Kelly [47] Sister Lourdes Kelly F 20 May 1910 29 Dec 2019 109 years, 223 days Ireland IRLUnited StatesUSA
44 Esther Mary Feldner [48] Sister Claude Feldner F 11 Sept 1898 2 Apr 2008 109 years, 204 days United StatesUSA
45 Evelyn Abdella [49] Sister John Maron Abdella F 15 Aug 1906 5 Mar 2016 109 years, 203 days SyriaSYRUnited StatesUSA
46 Claude Feldner [50] Sister Claude F 11 Sept 1898 31 Mar 2008 109 years, 201 days United StatesUSA
47 Giacinta Santomieri [51] Suor Giacinta F 2 Jan 1910 July 2019 109 years, 149+ days Italy ITA
48 Marta Pierina Bernasconi [52][53] Suor Agnese F 30 Apr 1910 17 Sept 2019 109 years, 140 days SwitzerlandSUIItaly ITA
Elodiade De Mola [54] Sister Maria Flavia F 28 July 1904 15 Dec 2013 109 years, 140 days Italy ITA
50 Jeanne Dionne [55] Soeur Jeanne-Odile F 6 July 1910 25 Oct 2019 109 years, 111 days CanadaCAN
51 Ester Cucco [56] Suor Eugenia F 9 July 1910 3 Oct 2019 109 years, 86 days Italy ITA
52 Dympna Carew [57] Sister Dympna Carew F 5 Jan 1890 7 Feb 1999 109 years, 33 days Ireland IRLSouth AfricaZAF
53 Konrad Fuchs [58] Father Konrad M 15 Oct 1897 13 Nov 2006 109 years, 29 days GermanyGER
54 Marie-Laurence Le Mogne [59] Sister Françoise F 19 Jan 1907 25 Jan 2016 109 years, 6 days FranceFRA
55 Julia Thevelein Zuster Rosa F 20 Jan 1909 26 Dec 2017 108 years, 340 days BelgiumBEL
56 Pasqua Vettor [60] Suor Lucia F 29 Mar 1907 20 Jan 2016 108 years, 295 days Italy ITA
57 Jacques Clemens [61] Father Jacques M 11 July 1909 7 Mar 2018 108 years, 239 days NetherlandsNEDBelgiumBEL
58 Laura Beaulieu [62] Soeur Laura F c.5 Oct 1909 9 Feb 2018 108 years, c.127 days CanadaCAN
59 Gemma Sandrini [63] Soeur Marie F 26 Apr 1904 6 Nov 2012 108 years, 194 days BelgiumBEL
60 Annunciata Verderio [64] Suor Giuseppina F 2 Apr 1908 15 July 2016 108 years, 104 days Italy ITA
61 Margaret Mary Dolan [65] Sister Anthony Dolan F 23 Dec 1893 26 Mar 2002 108 years, 93 days Ireland IRL
62 Nicholas Salamis [66] Reverend Nicholas M 13 Aug 1897 15 Oct 2005 108 years, 63 days GreeceGRECanadaCAN
63 Leonie Hanin [67] Sister Leonie F 27 Apr 1907 25 Mar 2015 107 years, 332 days BelgiumBEL
Helena Sporniak [68] Siostra Gabriela F 17 June 1911 15 May 2019 107 years, 332 days PolandPOL
65 Mariya Moroz [69] [70] Sister Mariya Moroz F 25 Mar 1911 24 Jan 2019 107 years, 305 days UkraineUKR
66 Jeanne De Roey [71] Soeur Francisca F 10 Oct 1896 3 June 2004 107 years, 242 days BelgiumBEL
67 Aurelia Burczanowska [72] Siostra Dominika F 3 Oct 1910 20 May 2018 107 years, 229 days PolandPOL
68 Clare Shanley [73] Sister Clare Shanley F 10 Aug 1904 4 Mar 2012 107 years, 207 days Ireland IRLUnited Kingdom UK
69 Mary Zita Butler [74] Sister Mary Zita Butler F 11 Feb 1899 11 Aug 2006 107 years, 181 days Ireland IRLUnited StatesUSA
70 Josephina De Ridder [75] Zuster Francisca F 5 May 1911 15 Oct 2018 107 years, 163 days BelgiumBEL
71 Marie-Louise Meresse Soeur Marie-Louise [76] F 7 Feb 1912 5 July 2019 107 years, 148 days BelgiumBEL
72 Petra Zabalegui Juango [77] Sor Jovita F 14 Nov 1912 1 Mar 2020 107 years, 108 days SpainESP
Puerto RicoPRI,United StatesUSA
73 Kyozan Joshu Sasaki [78] Father Sasaki Jōshū M 1 Apr 1907 27 July 2014 107 years, 117 days JapanJPNUnited StatesUSA
74 Giuseppe Berno [79] Padre Giuseppe Berno M 24 Feb 1911 10 June 2018 107 years, 106 days Italy ITA VenezuelaVEN
75 Lydia Formosa [80] Sister Lydia Formosa F 12 Mar 1909 20 Apr 2016 107 years, 39 days MaltaMLT
76 Bridget Hynes [81] Sister Bridget Hynes F 13 Apr 1879 24 Apr 1986 107 years, 11 days Ireland IRLUnited StatesUSA
77 Cyrillus Van Doorsselaer Pater Cyriel M 15 Mar 1913 19 Mar 2020 107 years, 4 days BelgiumBEL
78 Vivian Ivantic [82] Sister Vivian F 28 Aug 1913 Living 107 years, 57 days United StatesUSA
79 Matilde Marta da Costa [83] Irmã Matilde F 1911/1912 20 Jan 2019 107 years BrazilBRA
80 Józefa Słupiańska [84] Siostra Józefa Słupiańska F 12 Mar 1912 21 Feb 2019 106 years, 346 days PolandPOL
81 Josie O’Hanlon [85] Sister Fintan O’Hanlon F 29 Mar 1898 13 Feb 2005 106 years, 321 days Ireland IRL
82 Simonne Claeys Zuster Françoise F 4 Aug 1910 24 May 2017 106 years, 293 days BelgiumBEL
83 Michel De Give [86] Père Bernard M 8 May 1913 27 Jan 2020 106 years, 264 days BelgiumBEL
84 Kathy O’Connell [87] Sister Finbarr O’Connell F 7 July 1899 4 Mar 2006 106 years, 240 days Ireland IRLAustraliaAUS
85 Patrick McKenna [88] Sister Patrick McKenna F 23 Oct 1888 5 Jun 1995 106 years, 225 days Ireland IRL
86 Bernardine O’Malley [89] Sister Bernardine O’Malley F 24 May 1883 6 Dec 1989 106 years, 196 days Ireland IRL
87 Yehuda Chitrik [90] Rabbi Yehuda Chitrik M 28 Aug 1899 14 Feb 2006 106 years, 170 days RussiaRUSUnited StatesUSA
88 Julio Damián [91] Padre Julio M 27 Sept 1913 19 Feb 2020 106 years, 145 days SpainESP
89 Marija Vampelj [92] Sestra Mara F 11 August 1912 1-13 Jan 2019 106 years, 143-155 days SloveniaSVN
90 Louise de Gonzague [93] Sister Louis de Gonzague F 7 Aug 1900 Nov 2006 106 years, c.90 days Ireland IRLEnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
91 Helena Daas [94] Zuster Vitalis F 31 Jan 1912 9 Mar 2018 106 years, 38 days NetherlandsNED
92 Monsueta Martineau [95] Sister Monsueta Martineau F 3 Mar 1914 Living 106 years, 235 days United StatesUSA
93 Madeleine Fitzgerald [96] Sister Madeleine Fitzgerald F 1912/1913 12 Feb 2019 106 years Ireland IRL
94 Dénes Nemes Father Dénes Nemes [97] M 24 Dec 1913 30 Nov 2019 105 years, 341 days RomaniaROU
95 Margaret Gertrude Burns [98] Sister Margaret Gertrude Burns F 17 Mar 1890 Feb 1996 105 years, c.330 days Ireland IRLEnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
96 Hattie Mae Allen [99] Pastor Hattie Mae Allen F 8 June 1914 Living 106 years, 138 days United StatesUSA
97 Mary Beirne [100] Sister Aidan Beirne F 2 Jan 1912 17 Oct 2017 105 years, 288 days Ireland IRL
98 Albeus Young [101] Sister Albeus Young F 7 Apr 1893 19 Jan 1999 105 years, 287 days Ireland IRLAustraliaAUS
99 Teresita Barajuen [102] Sister Teresita F 16 Sept 1907 12 June 2013 105 years, 269 days SpainESP
100 Mary Harrer [103] Sister Mary Urban F 2 Mar 1913 4 Sept 2018 105 years, 186 days GermanyGERUnited StatesUSA
101 Sophie Barela[104] Sister Mary Natalia F 8 July 1908 25 Dec 2013 105 years, 170 days United StatesUSA
102 Berchmans Cagney [105] Sister Berchmans Cagney F 2 Jul 1876 9 Dec 1981 105 years, 160 days Ireland IRL
103 Angela Smyth [106] Sister Angela Smyth F 25 Oct 1877 25 Feb 1983 105 years, 123 days Ireland IRL
104 Apolônio Pereira Brito [107] Pastor Apolônio Pereira Brito M 7 Jan 1915 Living 105 years, 290 days BrazilBRA
105 Mary Brenda Browne [108] Sister Mary Brenda Browne F 31 May 1905 1 Jul 2010 105 years, 31 days Ireland IRLAustraliaAUS

References

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  2. Nun from Manchester, who was world's 5th oldest person, dies at 115 years old NewHampshire
  3. French nun who held record as world's oldest person dies aged 114 Daily Mail
  4. Cape Breton nun dies at age 113 CBC News
  5. 111 anos de idade e 87 anos de Vida Religiosa Consagrada
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  12. Maria Vansprengel 1882-1993, de 111-jarige van Kontich (zr. Alberta)
  13. Eldest Mercy sister in world dies at age 111, was an educator 50 years
  14. Sister Martha Pellow; Oldest Nun in the United States Was 111 Articles Latimes
  15. Dziękujemy Ci Panie za naszą s. Bernadettę - Siostry ze wspólnoty w Grenoble
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  17. Obituary: Sister Mary Cecile Amore, 111 Wilton Bulletin
  18. Binnen het laatste half jaar overleden Nederlandse 105-plussers
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  20. Obituary of Judith Pinard
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  39. H. María del Corazón Eucarístico García Peláez
  40. Death mention
  41. Sœur Marie-Bernadette, la doyenne des religieuses de France, est décédée La Croix
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  49. Sister John Maron Abdella, 109, Sister of St. Joseph Buffalo News
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  83. Irmã Matildinha morre aos 107 anos em Taubaté G1, 20 January 2019
  84. Zmarła siostra Józefa Słupiańska NIPIP
  85. Sr Fintan O'Hanlon Ireland's Oldest People
  86. Décès du père Bernard de Give Cathobel
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  89. Sr Bernardine O'Malley Ireland's Oldest People
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  92. Osmrtnice in zahvale Radio Ognjišče
  93. louis-de-gonzague-738.jpg Ireland's Oldest People
  94. Helena Elisabeth Daas, Zuster Vitalis Obituary Mensenlinq
  95. Sister Monsueta Martineau Facebook
  96. Staff Member: Sr. Madeline Fitzgerald St. Francis of Assisi Cath
  97. Elhunyt Nemes Dénes nyugalmazott unitárius lelkész Magyar Unitárius Egyház honlapja
  98. Sr Margaret Gertrude Burns Ireland's Oldest People
  99. 105-year-old Texas pastor has been delivering sermons for 57 years Fox News
  100. Still loving life at 104 Independent.ie
  101. Sr Albeus Young Ireland's Oldest People
  102. Cloistered nun Sister Teresita Barajuen dies after serving for 86 years
  103. Sister Mary Urban Harrer, who founded Denville festival, dies at 105
  104. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122238787/mary-natalia-barela
  105. Sr Berchmans Cagney Ireland's Oldest People
  106. Sr Angela Smyth Ireland's Oldest People
  107. pastor-apolonio-conta-105-anos diariobahia
  108. Sr Mary Brenda Browne Ireland's Oldest People
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