Friday, 15 January 2010

With his people to the end

Among the thousands of victims of the earthquake this week in Haiti was the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Joseph Miot. He seems to have fallen off a balcony at the moment of the quake and died instantly. His cathedral also is now a ruin.To see the effect of this disaster, here is the cathedral before... 
And here is a video of the cathedral after - roughly the same view. 

We always feel so helpless, don't we then these disasters strike? But we can do something - in fact, two things. We can act and we can pray. We can support the Emergencies Appeal, and lift up all our Haitian brothers and sisters to the Lord. Here is a picture of Archbishop Miot at Mass, to remind us That all these victims were and are somebody and not just statistics...
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord

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