Readers from Eastbourne and Crawley sent me this link to a story from the Times about our own Mother Riccarda. It is account of a man who was hidden in the convent as a 15 year old.
“We called Mother Riccarda ‘mammina’, as if she was our mother,” Piperno said. “She was Mother Mary Elizabeth’s right hand. They were two faces of the same coin.” Where the mother superior had been “strict and rigid”, Mother Riccarda “was all sweetness and sympathy. She was always around, and everybody went to her when you had any kind of problem. She was very comforting.