Photo courtesy of Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic

September 2, 2020

Benedictine Sister Vivian Ivantic MALS ’55 was interviewed by Chicago Catholic's Michelle Martin after turning 107 years old on August 28. As part of her 85th jubilee celebration, it was discovered that Sister Vivian is the oldest living Benedictine woman in the world.

In her 86 years of religious life, Sister Vivian attended classes at Loyola University and earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and a master’s degree in library science from Rosary College, now Dominican University.

She taught grades three, five, six, seven and eight in schools in Illinois, Colorado and Arizona; taught high school Latin; was a high school librarian; and started the archives for her community.

Read the full story: Meet Sister Vivian Ivantic, the oldest Benedictine nun in the world