A prayer service for the recovery of a University of St. Thomas School of Law student seriously injured in Rome will be held at noon today in the Chapel of St. Thomas More in the School of Law building in downtown Minneapolis.

Ricky DeMello, 23, of St. Louis Park, a second-year law student, fell early Monday morning from apartment housing run by John Cabot University, according to St. Thomas officials.

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

DeMello has undergone surgery and is in intensive care. School officials are trying to determine the circumstances that led to his injuries.

Members of the St. Thomas community who would like support or assistance are welcome to contact Campus Ministry, (651) 962-6560, or Counseling and Psychological Services, (651) 962-6780, according to a released statement from the school.