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FOUR HURRICANES IN 2008






Gustav making landfall, Hanna over Carribean,
 Josephine in the Atlantic, and Ike leaving Africa




The Gustav Photo Album
Hurricane Gustav in the
Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

The Ike Photo Album
Hurricane Ike in the
Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

The Pets Photo Album
The Evacuation of Pets
for Hurricane Gustav and Ike
in the Houma area


The Katrina Photo Album
Hurricane Katrina
in South Louisiana


The Rita Photo Album
Hurricane Rita in
Terrebonne and
Lafourche Parishes



       PRAYER FOR THE HURRICANE SEASON
 

         O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude. You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster. 
         During this hurricane season we turn to you, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your divine Son to reach heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen.


                        Imprimatur: August 29, 1967
   + Maurice Schexnayder Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana
Written by Bishop Schexnayder, Second Bishop of Lafayette,
     after Hurricane Audrey hit the Louisiana coast in 1957. 
                          © Diocese of Lafayette 2006