Meeting Saints on All Saints’ Day
Yesterday, I was moved during my visit to the emergency shelter at John Jay College which is helping so many affected by Hurricane Sandy. It was my privilege to be able to meet and talk with so many resilient and graceful men and women, including those being helped and those helping them!
Afterwards, I went over to Staten Island, which has been hit terribly hard by the storm. Please remember them in your prayers especially!
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, spent most of Thursday afternoon touring the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East and South Shores of Staten Island. Read more here.
Finally, today is All Souls’ Day. For all of those who lost their lives during this storm and for all of our family members and loved ones who have died, we pray:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.