Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For those being pummeled by Sandy
I am praying for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. I have many friends who live in states on the Eastern seaboard. This is a picture taken in the aftermath of the fire in Queens caused by the storm. The fire destroyed 80 houses.
I am praying for the help of our Blessed Mother and the intercession of St. Medardus of Noyon, who is the patron saint of weather. He was a bishop who lived in France in the 5th and 6th centuries. The story is told that when he was a child Medardus was sheltered from heavy rains by the wings of an eagle that hovered over him.
We'll keep praying, especially as we come upon the holy days this week, All Saints and All Souls. So, to my friends and any affected by the storm who may read this, I pray not only that God blesses you and keeps you, but that through these circumstances draws you closer to Himself.
MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS SAVE US!
Seeing how your holy and powerful maternal intercessions and safe haven for the storm tossed, count us worthy of your prayers during this season of uncertain and threatening weather. Beg your divine human Son to grant us mercy, forgiveness, health, safety and salvation over the coming months. For He is sure to listen to you, His mother, the woman whom all generations call blessed. Amen.