Sister wins instant celebrity simply by voting

Posted by Patrice Tuohy
Tuesday 14, October 2008 | Category:   Consecrated Life

After Italian media alerted the international media to the fact that a 106-year-old American sister living in Rome was voting for the first time since 1952 and that she was casting her ballot for Barack Obama, Sister Cecelia Gaudette of the Religious Sisters of Jesus and Mary became an instant celebrity. She now is hoping to recede from the limelight, and continue what she does best, quietly hoping and praying for peace and an end to the war in Iraq.


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