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Nun saves burning man with her habit
« on: April 10, 2008, 01:31:37 PM »
Nun saves burning man with her habit
Apr 8 2008

A NUN saved a burning man from death by jumping on him - then smothering the flames with her habit.

Brave Sister Donatella Ciucciumei, 51, saw the elderly man douse himself in petrol in a street in San Severino Marche, in Italy.

She ran towards the 71-year-old as he raised a lit match to his body.

And as he was engulfed in flames, she jumped on top of him, spreading her habit to douse the flames.

The nun was unhurt and the man is recovering after sustaining second degree burns to most of his body.

Sister Donatella has visited daily to offer him counselling. Police said he was depressed because his wife left him.


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/2008/04/08/nun-saves-burning-man-with-her-habit-86908-20376257/

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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 01:38:21 PM »
wow, praise God!
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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 02:09:16 PM »
It's good to hear stories like this.  Thanks, lub.
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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 02:19:50 PM »
This story is AWESOME.  I wonder if the collar would have been able to do this... ;) ;D

I hope the man pulls out of his depression.  lord have mercy! 

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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 02:33:32 PM »
That's one brave lady!  Bless her heart.  I hope her heroic example helps that man regain his will to live.
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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 03:06:51 PM »
What a great story!
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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 05:09:25 PM »
This is a great endorsement for traditional monastic habits.  The RC nuns in business suits couldn't have done this.
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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 05:20:03 PM »
This is a great endorsement for traditional monastic habits.  The RC nuns in business suits couldn't have done this.

Hmm...I wonder how Sister Grace would take it if I showed her a copy of this article next time I'm on campus?
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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008, 10:13:23 PM »
This is a very moving account.  Glory be to God!  I agree with another poster - this is an excellent endorsement for traditional monastic dress. 

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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2008, 10:36:07 PM »
Glory to God that she saved a soul from suicide...self destuction.........stashko/stanislav......SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 03:15:18 PM »
Tangent about Joan Chittister split off and moved to Religious Topics:

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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2008, 11:47:52 PM »
Excellent action! She is a true hero!

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Re: Nun saves burning man with her habit
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 02:26:53 AM »
Praise be to God! That's wonderful. :D
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