Rorate Caeli

The Collapse of the Basilica of St. Benedict

After several earthquakes this year, and the strongest in almost forty years this morning, the Basilica of Saint Benedict in his birthtown of Nursia (Norcia) collapsed today. The monks are thankfully safe.

There was damage in several places throughout central Italy, and even in the Basilica of St. Paul, in Rome (used in recent decades for "ecumenical" happenings.)

God is sending messages, repeatedly, to the faithless people of Europe. To the adulterous people of Italy. To the Holy Church of Rome. He also uses nature, of which He is King and Master, to warn his children. Will they listen?

For thus saith the LORD of hosts: Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land, And I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. ... The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
Haggai, 2

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves; Men withering away for fear, and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved.

St. Luke, 21