One hundred five year old Sister Teresita Barajuen, cloistered for 86 years, has died.

She entered the Cistercian monastery when she was 19, the abbess said.

Barajuen acknowledged in interviews that like many young women at the time, she never intended being a nun but entered the monastery because of family pressure.

In 2011, Barajuen left the monastery for the first time in 40 years to meet retired Benedict XVI during a papal visit to Madrid. She had entered the monastery on the same day he was born.

Heaven had been waiting a long time.

Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace. Amen.

*subhead*Rest in In Peace.*subhead*