Faith contributes to a century well lived.

June 29, 2011

Teddy Schwartz, 100, swears by Oil of Olay, but says the Catholic faith also has enhanced her longevity.

"Faith has been a great comfort, a great help," says Schwartz, who was born just months before the Titanic sank.

Schwartz, who became Catholic in 1946, was feted last week at Providence ElderPlace in Glendoveer, the Northeast Portland care center where she has lived for the past six months. Staff and friends gave her a tiara and a small band played hits from a century ago. (read article at