Champagne, red wine and Mass on tap for nun's 117th birthday

Champagne, red wine and Mass on tap for nun's 117th birthday

Champagne, red wine and Mass on tap for nun's 117th birthday

(KOMO NEWS) – Question: How do you fit 117 candles onto a birthday cake for the world’s second-oldest person? Answer: You can’t.

A French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person was celebrating her 117th birthday in style on Thursday. There were plans for Champagne and red wine, a feast with her favorite dessert, a Mass in her honor, and other treats to toast Sister André’s exceptional longevity through two world wars and a recent bout of COVID-19.

“It’s a big day,” David Tavella, the communications manager for the nun’s care home in the southern French city of Toulon, told The Associated Press. “She is in great shape. I went to see her this morning. She is really happy. She wanted me to tell her the schedule for the day again.”

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Champagne, red wine and Mass on tap for nun's 117th birthday