Terra tremuit… et non quievit… more trouble in L’Aquila

Another quake in L’Aquila… more damage

19:42 Rome time 5.3 Richter


I just heard that the Basilica on the Piazza del Duomo has collapsed. 

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  1. Bob A says:

    We are not hearing any news about surrounding towns. How far does the damage stretch?

  2. Marcin says:

    The time indicates that services in Duomo were probably over when the quake struck.
    _Deo gratias_ friends of mine in Genazzano near Rome were too far away from the epicenter and are OK.

    Lord have mercy on those who died, still suffer and on their families. Amen.

  3. Edward says:

    Hopefully they were able to save the Blessed Sacrament.

    We should all pray for those affected and see how we can get assistance to anyone in need in Italy.

  4. Andrew says:

    The Basilica of Holy Souls (Sante Anime) was destroyed completely by an aftershock, which also hit Rome at about 7.45 p.m. this evening. It had been badly damaged by the earthquake itself. So far, 229 people have died, some 30 are still unaccounted for, 1,000 are injured, and 15,000 are homeless.

    Anyone living in Italy can donate €1 to the rescue effort (Dipartimento per Protezione Civile) by sending an SMS to 48580, and the Italian Bishops’ Conference has ordered a national collection to be taken up in every parish church on Sunday 19th April. Please pray for all concerned, living and dead.

  5. Alessandro says:

    I am trying to find information, but I find none. Where did you find this out?

  6. MCITL says:

    Strong aftershock felt in Rome and L’Aquila

    2 hours ago

    L’AQUILA, Italy (AP) — A strong tremor has shaken quake-hit areas of central Italy and sent rescuers and residents fleeing from damaged buildings in L’Aquila.

    Chunks of concrete dropped from the buildings there and the shock was felt as far away as Rome.

    Seismologists in Italy and the United States could not immediately assign a magnitude to Tuesday’s quake. The APcom news agency said it was between 5.5. and 5.7 on the Richter scale. The quake that struck Monday was 5.8-magnitude.


  7. Father Totton says:

    RE Surrounding towns, I heard, third hand, that Norcia felt the quake but sustained no damage. I am not sure how close it is to Aquila, but nevertheless, It cannot be too terribly far.

    FWIW I have also heard that our fearless “dear leader” has pledged (for us) to give (the princely sum of) $50,000 to help with the relief efforts in Italy.

  8. Brian in Wisconsin says:

    Do we have an online means of donating to the relief efforts? Can the Italian bishops conference put up a PayPal link or some such thing so we may help, as well? St. Joseph, pray for us. Our Lady, pray for us.

  9. Todd says:

    Has anyone heard news of the Duomo itself? I spent several months studying in Castelnuovo and L’Aquila, and met Archbishop Molinari several times. Every bit of news I get tears at my heart.

  10. Brody says:

    This is so sad…how many churches have collapsed from all this?

    Lets pray for all those affected in this.

  11. irishgirl says:

    I’m thinking of all of the Marian and Saints’ shrines in the area: Our Lady of Good Counsel [Genazzaro], St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows [Isola de Gran’Sasso], St. Gerard Majella [Caposele], St. Bernardine of Siena [l’Aquila].

    Does anyone know about the damage to those places?

    Our Lady and all Italian Saints, pray for those affected…

  12. Kerry says:

    Here is a link to a .49 sec. BBC video showing aftershock and additional collapse of the dome in the Basilica in the Piazza del Duomo:

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