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The time a 110-year-old nun shares the secret to a long life

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Italy’s oldest native-born nun, Sister Candida Bellotti, commemorated her 110th birthday on Monday, February 20th, 2017. She received well-wishes from many including Pope Francis.

Sister Bellottiwas born in Verona, Italy, and became a nun in 1931.

For several years, She worked as a nurse for the Ministre Degli Infermi di San Camillo and now resides in a convent in Lucca.

When she clocked 107-years-old in 2014, she met Pope Francis and joined in a Mass at Rome.

Pope Francis said he “shared the joy of the happy celebration [of her birthday] and sent congratulations and heartfelt wishes.”

After his kind message, Sister Bellotti decided to share a few words on her longevity and how others could live a long life as well.

Sister Candida Bellotti (center) at the celebration for her 110th birthday in Italy.
Sister Candida Bellotti (center) at the celebration for her 110th birthday in Italy.

“Love, love, and keep on loving. With joy!”

“Have faith in the future, and put in as much work as you can to make your wishes come true.”

When her cake was cut and she received the rest of her birthday well-wishes, Sister Bellotti explained one must “take things as they come.”

She further stated: “Throughout my life, I have always thought to myself: Where God puts me, that is the right place for me.”

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In summary, Love, faith, and total acceptance of the will of the Almighty is the true secret to long life. Oh! If only we could abide by these virtues and conform ourselves to the will of God, we will not only live long on earth but live in eternity with God whom we have served diligently!

Amazingly, Sister Bellotti survived two world wars, 10 popes, and 57 Italian prime ministers by following this advice. May her wisdom echo throughout generations to come!

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42 Comments

  1. appreciate your words of inspiration ,love all through and take things as they come .Above all do all you can through hard work to see your dream come true

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  2. Happy birthday Sister. I am inspired by your advice. That is the perfect will of God. May God grant us the grace not to wriggle out from God’s able and guiding hand. Amen. Continue to enjoy God’s goodness all the days of your life.

  3. Happy birthday Sister. I am inspired by your advice. That is the perfect will of God. May God grant us the grace not to wriggle out from God’s able and guiding hand. Amen. Continue to enjoy God’s goodness all the days of your life.

  4. appreciate your words of inspiration ,love all through and take things as they come .Above all do all you can through hard work to see your dream come true

    ii

  5. Dear Grandma sister, you are an inspiration for many including to me to live long provided God approves. You have made things simple with God’s Love. Yes we all thank God for the blessings God has given us through you. May your life depending completely on God move forward uninterupted!

  6. Dear Grandma sister, you are an inspiration for many including to me to live long provided God approves. You have made things simple with God’s Love. Yes we all thank God for the blessings God has given us through you. May your life depending completely on God move forward uninterupted!

    1. “GOD BLESSES YOURSELF, WITH THE GIFT OF LOVE”
      IT IS THERE FOR ALL, AS A GIFT FROM GOD,
      YOU SHOW “”HIS GIFT”’ TO COUNTLESS PEOPLES
      THANKYOU XX?

    1. “GOD BLESSES YOURSELF, WITH THE GIFT OF LOVE”
      IT IS THERE FOR ALL, AS A GIFT FROM GOD,
      YOU SHOW “”HIS GIFT”’ TO COUNTLESS PEOPLES
      THANKYOU XX👼

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