Oil Dedicated to Giovanna Rita Di Maria
Giovanna Rita Di Maria was born on November 30, 1989, on Saint Andrew’s day, in Alghero, although she has always lived in Sassari, the city of origin of her family.
She grew up in a family environment based on sound principles and permeated by a great, indubitable faith. Being able to count, among other things, on the boundless love of her, as well as of her parents and her brother Ettore, of a vast paternal and maternal kinship.
Since she was a child she kept it jealously guarded under her pillow, recommending at every opportunity that she always remain there, constantly at hand, as an inseparable companion even during sleep.
Kiri’s words at the age of eight: «The great message of Jesus is: peace, love, joy. I would like to do something to improve the world.
n 18 October 2002, during a volleyball match, Kiri struck by a devastating and irreversible cerebral hemorrhage and she died six days later, at 11.45 am on 24 October, in the intensive care unit of the Sassari civil hospital. She was just under thirteen and in eighth grade.
Her death aroused grief, dismay, disbelief and regret, as great as it was widespread; but it also brought about her, through her and in her memory.