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Sister Marjana Lleshi: Touching Story Of The Nun Who Survived Italy’s Earthquake

Sister Marjana Lleshi: Touching Story Of The Nun Who Survived Italy’s Earthquake

Wounded and trapped under her bed as her convent in Amatrice crumbled to the ground around her, Sr. Lleshi thought for sure that death was imminent, and began sending messages to loved ones telling them goodbye.

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Sister Marjana Lleshi

For Sister Marjana Lleshi, a religious sister of the Handmaids of the Lord, memories of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake which struck in the early hours of Wednesday killing 300 people and leaving many more missing will forever remain in her memory.

Sister Lleshi had woken up about 30 minutes after the initial shock from the earthquake around 3:30 a.m., and saw rubble falling around her as she came to her senses.

“I had a cut on my head and I asked for help. I looked toward the street, where people were lost and confused,” she said, but “no one responded to me.”

As the building continued to crumble, Sr. Lleshi said she had just enough time to grab a sweater and her veil before taking refuge under her bed, where she decided to stay until help arrived.

“It was at that point that I resigned myself,” she said. “I asked for help in vain. So I began to send messages to loved ones warning that there was an earthquake, that there was no longer hope, that I would die and that it was farewell.”

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