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28 March 2023

Syria: Carmelite Sisters of Aleppo take in ten families after the earthquake

In Aleppo, after the recent earthquake on February the 6th, all the nuns were safe and sound. Fortunately their monastery was well built and did not suffer any structural damage. Eight nuns live in the monastery.

Their house has always been open, even in the worst moments of the war. It welcomed everyone, both Muslims and Christians, and until a year and a half ago it sheltered a family with ten children who had lost everything during the war.

After the earthquake, the sisters welcomed 10 families into their monastery, so that now about fifty people live with them. Their prayer has been translated into concrete material help for those who suffer most, even if they too are in great difficulty: their monastery has not suffered serious damage, but like the rest of the population, the earthquake has left them without electricity and water, with temperatures below zero due to the harsh winter in the Aleppo region.

If you would like to help them you can send an offering here:


Made out to: Casa Generalizia dell’Ordine dei Padri Carmelitani Scalzi

Address: Corso d’Italia 38 – 00198 Roma, Italy



Address: Piazza Durante 11 – 20131 Milano, Italy


(For transfers, please, in the following currencies)

IBAN: IT52S 03015 03200 00000 3646278

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