A Near Miss

4 Feb


The people of Mosta gathered at their church for shelter from bombs in a heavy WW II German air raid. One bomb dropped directly on the dome of the church piercing it, falling among the 150 people gathered and skidding across the floor. It did not explode. Not a single person was harmed.


The bomb sits in the church today among the few faithful who still remember the raid and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who remember their stories.

dsc02027Today the geometric perfection of the Mosta Dome and the circular church supporting it are exquisitely restored.



4 Responses to “A Near Miss”

  1. werrenskis February 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

    Where are you now? Where is Mosta! Do they speak Spanish there??? Barbara and Ernie Werren PS: I’ve attached our annual newsletter, maybe you’ll be interested in our travels!

    • Jill February 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

      Hi Barbara and Ernie, We’re in Naxxar, Malta. They speak Malteze here and English. We will be visiting Sicily in April. Good to be traveling again.

  2. Obie February 4, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

    I remember that!

    • Jill February 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

      That’s amazing. You look so young and perky!

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