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.