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Last letter of slain Missionaries of Charity: ‘we live together, die together with Jesus, Mary’

March 14, 2016

The Italian bishops’ television network has published the last letter of the five Missionaries of Charity who served the poor, elderly, and disabled in Aden, Yemen.

Four of the five sisters were slain in a March 4 terrorist attack; the fifth survived and is now out of the country.

Whenever there is heavy bombing, the sisters said in a June 2015 letter to Missionaries of Charity in Rome, “we kneel before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, begging the merciful Jesus to protect us and our poor and to grant peace to this nation.”

“God can never be outdone in generosity as long as we remain with him and his poor,” they continued. “When the bombardments are heavy, we hide under the stairs, all five always united. We live together, we die together with Jesus, Mary.”

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