Hotel Rigopiano

Letter #2, 2017: Ten Found Safe

January 20, 2017, Friday -- Ten Found Safe Some good news from central Italy. Ten survivors have now been dug out of tons of snow and are alive and well after an avalanche buried a mountain hotel at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Rescuers are continuing to look for another 20 people who are thought [...]

Letter #1, 2017: Avalanche and Prayer

January 19, 2017, Thursday -- Avalanche and Prayer Further heartbreaking news from central Italy. Yesterday morning four earthquakes hit central Italy. We could feel the tremors here in Rome, just slightly. At first it seemed that no one had been hurt. Then came the news that as many as 30 people had been buried in snow [...]