She was left with a bloody eye, and she prayed every step of the walk she would be able to make it back home, saying the entire time,
Ana Lagundi, a mother of six and grandmother of 10, described how the men covered her mouth and punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.
Lagundi said she had less than $20 in the purse the men snatched from her. Surveillance video captured the suspects running through an alley.
But church or home, her faith remains rock strong and she continues to pray, including, remarkably, for the men who hurt her, she said.
"I only pray they will find them so they will reform," she said.
"I forgive them. Even they did what they did. I thank God I am alive."
Edited from NBC 4 New York