WARSAW, Poland — A Polish Nun who was believed to be the oldest nun in the world and was recognized as a rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust was laid to rest on Thursday after dying last week at the age of 110.
Sister Cecylia Roszak was remembered as modest and merciful as nuns and other members of the church gathered in Krakow to bid her farewell.
The mother superior of her convent, Stanislawa Chruscicka, recalled in a phone interview with The Associated Press that Sister Cecylia would often comment that “life is very beautiful but too short.”
Born March 25, 1908, Roszak joined the convent at age 21.
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