July 20, 2010
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.
- Maurice Schexnayder, Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana - Written byBishop Schexnayder after Hurricane Audrey hit the Louisiana coast in June, 1957
Schexnayder is one of the German Coast families that was waiting onthe dock when the Acadians arrived in Louisiana Paul Le B l'Ascension, LA