Members of the University of St. Thomas community are asked to pray for the recovery of second-year School of Law student Ricky DeMello.

Early this morning, Monday, July 2, DeMello fell from a window in Rome. He was seriously injured and is in surgery at this time. It is not known how the accident happened.

DeMello, 23, of St. Louis Park, is one of 40 students from the St. Thomas and Villanova University law schools participating in a joint study-abroad program in Rome.