Sunday, August 31, 2008
Prompt Succor for New Orleans
Well it looks like another doozy is gonna hit my favorite city in America. I am sure that there are many paryers and rituals aimed at averting the storm. Remember, that even Katrina took a quick right at the last minute and missed NOLA proper, the flooding was largely a different issue.
Anyway, I am once again lighting a candle to Our Lady of Prompt Succor. She is the patroness of New Orleans who is credited with protecting the city of New Orleans during the Great Fire of 1812 . On the Eve of the Battle of New Orleans (Jan 7, 1815) the Ursuline Sisters and the people of New Orleans gathered to again ask the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor for victory.
I have visited the Ursuline Academy. The picture above is of Prompt Succor, who some think is the oldest statue of the Virgin in America.