Amanda Knox is free today and returning to the United States after spending years in prison after being accused of the 2007 murder of her roommate in Perugia, Italy (for a helpful run-down of the cases that were being brought for and against Amanda Knox , click here).
It has been reported that her last Saturday night in Italy was spent going to Mass in prison — a Mass for which she played guitar.
Knox, who is said to have gone to high school at a Seattle-area “expensive Catholic prep school” was reported to be “turning to religion” shortly after her roommate was murdered.
She was visited by nuns in her cell and by Father Saulo Scarabattoli, the chaplain at her prison outside Perugia where, the priest said, she at first claimed “not to believe in anything.”
Reported the Times: “She has a copy of the Gospel of St. Mark by her bed and has told the priest that she bitterly regrets her ‘wild’ lifestyle and will change her ways. She had vowed never to use drugs again, Father Scarabattoli said.”
He said the two had discussed the Resurrection as well as “philosophy, history and the meaning of life.”
She was at first unable to attend Mass in prison, though she wanted to, because she was not allowed contact with other prisoners — that had apparently changed of late.
Pray for Amanda!