Monday, April 06, 2009
Pray for the Earthquake victims
Please pray for the earthquake victims in Italy. There was a strong earthquake just north of the city of L'Aquila which has done a lot of damage and at least 50 people have died.
At my monastery in Nursia, the people there pray to Our Lady under the title of the Addolorata (image seen above). They specifically ask her to protect them from earthquakes.
I talked with one of the monks there, and he said they felt the earthquake, but it was not very strong by the time it got up to Norcia. However the L'Aquila area suffered greatly.
Pray also that there are no dangerous aftershocks.