Praying for our many friends and acquaintances in Norcia (Nursia), Umbria, Italy, following the devastating earthquake there a few hours ago. More news as soon as possible.
Parce, Domine, parce populo tuo:
ne in aeternum irascaris nobis.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
***Italian broadcasters speak of at least 38 dead at the moment, including in hamlets devastated by the quake.
First and second updates from the monks of Norcia below: