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Sunday, October 30, 2016
The Basilica of St. Benedict...is Destroyed
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Another earthquake has occurred in Norcia and the Basilica of St. Benedict has been destroyed.  The monks of Norcia write:
Dear friends,

Around 7:40 AM, a powerful earthquake struck close to Norcia. The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected, and the priests of the monastery are searching for any who may need the Last Rites.

The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built atop the birthplace of St. Benedict, was flattened by this most recent quake. May this image serve to illustrate the power of this earthquake, and the urgency we monks feel to seek out those who need the Sacraments on this difficult day for Italy.

Relying, as ever, on your prayers and support,

Fr. Benedict
Subprior
Note: If you want to help the rebuilding process, you can give to the monks by clicking here.

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