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3 November 2016

Earthquake in Italy: the nuns in Tolentino temporarily abandon their convent

On 30th October, we learnt, through social networks, of the damage wrought in some Discalced Carmelite convents by the powerful earthquake, which took place at 7:41 a.m. the same day.

Three communities in particular suffered the consequences of the earthquake: Fano, Pescara and Tolentino. The first two convents, thanks be to God, did not suffer serious structural damage, but unfortunately, the one in Tolentino has been seriously damaged as a result of which the community has had to abandon it temporarily.

While they wait for the technical report which will allow for a decision to be taken with regards to the future of the convent, the sisters have all been welcomed by the community in Fano, in a beautiful gesture, which is both Teresian and evangelical.

The sisters have been appreciative of the offers of welcome by so many Italian communities, but will remain together in the afore-mentioned convent. Let us pray for them and beseech the Lord that they may soon be able to return to their house in Tolentino.

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