The coronavirus entered a convent in Tortona, Italy. Five nuns died in silence, as they lived in silence. In two weeks the number of deaths from the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity , a congregation linked to the figure of Fr. Orione, who also perished from the coronavirus, rose to five.
Sister Maria Caterina Cafasso, 82 years old, and mother Maria Ortensia Turati, 88 years old, mother superior for 12 years until 2005, were the first to die one after the other, at the Tortona hospital, which in these days has been transformed into Covid hospital. Then on Monday two other sisters, Sister Maria Filomena Licitra, 98 years old, and Maria Ulisia Felici, passed away. Finally last night it was the turn of Sister Maria Cristina Fontes, 91, to bid farewell to the world.
Their father confessor, Fr. Cesare Concas, 81, also died on 20 March at the hospital in Novi Ligure. And there is a also concern for the other 13 sisters who are still hospitalized because they are coronavirus positive, some in very serious conditions