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Precious prayers

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When Seaton parishioner Ilario Nesci found letters and religious books belonging to his deceased mother, Teresa, he was struck by how different they were to any other religious writings he’d seen.

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Teresa frequently attended Rosary prayer group meetings in friends’ homes. When Ilario found the letters, written in Italian, among her possessions, he was convinced they needed to be seen by more people and translated them into English.

One was written in the name of Jesus and was called From My Cross to Your Loneliness and the other, Our Lady and Lucia Dos Santos, referred to the apparition of Mary to the children of Fatima.

“I never saw anything like these letters before, the way the words speak to you is very special,” Mr Nesci said.

The prayer is written as a letter from Jesus and begins with: I write to you from my cross to reach your loneliness, to you who so many times have looked at me without seeing me, and who has listened to me without hearing me.

Anyone interested in learning more can contact Mr Nesci on 8356 3691.

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