19 September 2006

Requiescat In Pace

Sister Leonella Sgorbati
Consolation Missionaries Order
Requiescat In Pace

Ipse autem est misericors et propitius fiet peccatis eorum et non perdet eos et abundabit ut avertat iram suam et non accendet omnem iram suam.
Psalms 77:38

Sister Leonella, a nun who devoted her life to helping the sick in volatile regions of Africa, used to joke that there was a bullet with her name engraved on it in Somalia. When the bullet came, she used her last breaths to forgive those responsible.

"I forgive, I forgive," she whispered in her native Italian just before she died, the Rev. Maloba Wesonga told The Associated Press at the nun's memorial mass in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Monday.

International Herald Tribune

She is the example of a true martyr. She was helping innocents when she was killed, not killing innocents when she died.


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