Sunday, September 04, 2005

News of the Ancient Observance Carmelites in New Orleans

Via e-mail & Cincarm:

"I received this information from Fr. John Benedict Weber, Provincial Delegate for the Lay Carmelites of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province, concerning our Sisters of Mount Carmel Motherhouse in the West End area of New Orleans (very close to where the 17th Street Canal levee was breached):

'What we have heard about New Orleans itself comes from the 2 Sisters who rode out the storm and stayed at the motherhouse until having to be rescued by boat on Wednesday - Gwen and Angelle. They indicated that the first floor of the motherhouse and the high school are under water, the newer faculty house lost roof and is destroyed now.' "