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Never, not even in the darkest nightmares

By bliba  
Never, not even in the darkest nightmares, I would have imagined to experience what has been going on here for three weeks.
The flow of the abbey is getting bigger and bigger, first some infected people came, then dozens, then hundreds, and we decide who will live and who will be sent home to die.

Until two weeks ago, I was an atheist. It was perfectly normal that it was us, and science excluded the existence of God for me.
A few days ago, a 75-year-old priest came to us, a kind man who had serious breathing problems but brought a Bible with him. He impressed us by reading it to the others and holding the hand of the dying.
Yesterday the priest died.
Within three weeks there were over 120 deaths in our hospital, we are all exhausted and disturbed, but the priest managed to bring us a PEACE that we did not hope to find.
I am glad to have returned to God while I am surrounded by the suffering and death of my fellow men.

a doctor from Lombadei /Italy

thanks for looking

oliver

the picture was taken at the end of December 2019 in the church Santa Maria Maggiore Bergamo/Italy

Tags: Light Photo journalism Italy Bergamo

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Comments


hobbo Plus
10 1.7k 4 England
29 Mar 2020 2:59PM
A beautiful photograph......

"Let there be Light......and, there was Light."

A very moving story, please stay safe, positive and steadfast....

Hobbo
29 Mar 2020 3:22PM
sadly, Italy was hardest hit
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
29 Mar 2020 4:10PM
A poignant story well illustrated with your image from one the worst hit towns in Italy.
Ian
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
29 Mar 2020 4:23PM
This is so sad Oliver. And we don't know the end of it yet either.
A symbolic and very nice photo.

Arne
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
29 Mar 2020 5:30PM
A great meaning from your photo and words, Oliver! Let's all be hopeful!
Dimitris
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2020 5:57PM
The rest is silence.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
29 Mar 2020 5:57PM
....too many sadness coming out of Italy---

Stay well and safe!
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2020 6:04PM
Trotz Farben malst Du uns ein düsteres Bild, Oliver. Du hast recht; doch kommt Licht dazu . . .
LG
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pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
29 Mar 2020 6:31PM
moving story too!
29 Mar 2020 6:37PM
Is what's happening at the moment a message from above?

Who knows ......... the world needs to take note and act responsibly and accordingly and in unison in the future.

Mankind has the means ...... it HAS to find the will!

An excellent image and narrative that provokes much thought, Oliver.

Thank you for sharing.

RichardSmile
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
29 Mar 2020 7:12PM
Where there is life, there is hope...
clicknimagine Plus
11 880 105 India
29 Mar 2020 8:01PM
Is that Virus came from nature or lab?...

Global economy is harmed very badly, The Government of China is claiming that the first person found infected in their country has a case history of returning from the US...The US Officials are blaming that the virus is leaked out somehow from the Institute of Virology, Wuhan, China...

The terror spread in the World by this Virus is thousand times greater than the terror intended to create by some terrorists organizations with their notorious acts and who knows if they resort to this kind weapon in future, the existence of mankind will be at stake...
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2020 9:42PM
A really moving story, Oliver and sadly the it's not over yet.

Ken.
30 Mar 2020 2:14AM
A very nice Illustrated capture. Let there be light. Well done Oliver.
WesternRed.
30 Mar 2020 7:43AM
A beautiful image and a very moving story.
Superb light, Oliver. Stay safe.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
30 Mar 2020 10:57AM
A very poignant image and story, Ollie 👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2020 3:29PM
A lot to think about Oliver... Excellent image and message...
Isabel GrinGrin
30 Mar 2020 4:32PM
You have made good use of the light, Oliver, as did the priest.

JohnSmile
30 Mar 2020 5:32PM
passed by this before... my bad, because it's a good photo Oliver Smile


Quote:Is that Virus came from nature or lab?...

Global economy is harmed very badly, The Government of China is claiming that the first person found infected in their country has a case history of returning from the US...The US Officials are blaming that the virus is leaked out somehow from the Institute of Virology, Wuhan, China...

The terror spread in the World by this Virus is thousand times greater than the terror intended to create by some terrorists organizations with their notorious acts and who knows if they resort to this kind weapon in future, the existence of mankind will be at stake...



Source?

Nature Medicine already made it known almost 2 weeks ago that the Corona virus is the product of natural evolution Somnath. Not one indication was found that the virus was developed or tempered with in a lab or any other artificial way.
clicknimagine Plus
11 880 105 India
30 Mar 2020 6:19PM
One is here ,

Another one is here ,

Another one is here ,

Another one is here...
31 Mar 2020 12:46AM
Okido Somnath. You choose to believe a U.S. lawyer who's suing China, and demagogy from U.S. and Chinese politicians - because that is who those articles are reporting on. Be my guest Smile
And you want to ignore scientific findings. Again, be my guest Smile
I just don't see how spreading these fear mongering theories are helpful to people Somnath.
But I leave it with this. Hope you enjoy your day Smile
5 Apr 2020 6:49AM
My condolences to all the people in Italy affected by this awful Virus...... this photo shows how light can vanquish darkness if we have faith What a brave man that priest was , as are the numerous heroes about that work in our hospitals , grocery stores, police our streets ...etc
A stellar piece of photography Oliver.

Why can't the media focus more on the positive ways countries are helping each rather than sow bogus conspiracy theories. China would hardly share the cover 19 genome with the USA if it did not want to help them.
stay well
best regards walt

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