Wednesday, August 31, 2005

What to do?

When a call to evacuate comes, what do cloistered religious do and where - if they leave at all - do they go?

The Carmels of Covington/New Orleans in Louisiana and of Mobile, Alabama appear to have been right in the path of Katrina. Those in Lafayette, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi might be affected also.

The picture shows the chapel of the Covington/New Orleans Carmel, "on the banks of the Bogue Falaya" river.

Almighty God, when Thy people cry out in their affliction do not scorn them, but for the glory of Thy Name relent and help those in trouble: through our Lord. Amen.