This is the story of Katharina von Bora, the nun who, with eleven others late one night, slipped out of the Marienthron Convent and hid among the herring barrels on Herr Koppe's wagon. The driver, having tied down the heavy canvas over the barrels, clambered up onto the wagon and urged the horses on their way. The nuns shivered and gagged as they crouched among the smelly fish barrels. If Katharina von Bora had been content to count her beads, do penance for her sins, and close her mind to the truths of the Bible, she would have lived and died in the obscurity of the Convent. But because she followed where God led, she became the first lady of the evangelical Reformation, the wife of the great Dr. Martin Luther, and the mother of a fine family. She lived to b others.
She found true happiness in serving those in need. The poor, little escaped nun died a truly rich person.
23 novembre 1980, un terremoto di proporzioni catastrofiche colpisce la Basilicata e la Campania, provocando migliaia di morti, dispersi e senzatetto. Un'antropologa milanese si precipita a Palmira, un centro così minuscolo che non figura nemmeno sulle carte geografiche.
Tutto ciò che trova è ridotto in macerie. Solo una falegnameria è rimasta in piedi e dentro, notte e giorno, mastro Gerusalemme fabbrica il mobilio per una sposa, l'ultima del paese.
Sulle ante disegna le storie che si tramandano negli anni. I pannelli dei mobili sono l'unica testimonianza che Palmira sia esistita veramente e in essi si compie il destino di ogni uomo.
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