Posted on June 4, 2022
“Dear Friends, we thank all those who are expressing their solidarity to us in these hours for the unfortunate episode that took place in our Monastery. We ask you to keep the story confidential by avoiding the disclosure of the images and removing those that portray us in order to preserve the silence and concentration that our vocation as contemplative nuns requires. Trusting in your sense of responsibility, we assure everyone of our intercession and our prayers. Pax! “
The surprising post was published by Sister Margherita.
She is the abbess of the monastery of San Basilio, in L’Aquila, which houses eight cloistered nuns.
During the White Night, suddenly, the sacred place is desecrated. For the celestine nuns a nightmare that they would never have imagined living.
Young people have entered the monastery to give life to a party based on alcohol and unbridled sex. The cloistered nuns called the carabinieri twice, once around three to report the presence of two young people who went up from the church to the floor where they sleep and then ran away by dropping a glass of beer on the ground, the second around five o’clock. after seeing a young man and a young woman naked in the confessional of the church.
We try to understand if the night raid was the result of a simple stunt or blasphemous rites.
It all started around 3 on Thursday. The nuns had been awakened by the noise of an elevator going up and down, then there was also an attempt to break into one of the rooms, occupied by a nun over ninety, until the discovery of two boys having sex inside the confessional.
In addition to the invasion of privacy and the night raid, the nuns are upset and anxious because, in the desecrated church, work is underway for the post-earthquake renovation and, in the dark, someone could have made bad. Also for this reason the abbess, Sister Margherita Saltarelli, asked the mayor Pierluigi Biondi to be able to install a camera and a lighthouse.