Teresita Barajuen, cloistered nun, dies after 86 years in monastery

Teresita Barajuen, believed to have held the world record for the “longest-serving cloistered nun,” died after spending 86 years in a monastery in Spain.

Sister Teresita entered the monastery when she was nineteen, reports the Huffington Post.

Joining the congregation wasn’t really her intention, but family pressure caused her to become a nun and be kept away from the outside world for a very long time.

She reportedly left the monastery for the very first time in 2011 to meet the retired pope, Benedict XVI, during a papal visit to Madrid.

Coincidentally, Sister Teresita entered the monastery on April 16, 1927, the day Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was born.

Buenafuente del Sistal monastery abbess Sister Maria Romero reportedly said the cloistered nun, who selflessly served the church for more than eight decades, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at age 105.