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Friday, November 2, 2012

Where There is Despair, Let There be Hope...

Amidst the rubble and destruction left by Hurricane Sandy, a statue of the Virgin Mary stood in a yard at Breezy Point, Queens, NY giving a ray of hope to the faithful.  The death toll has already surpassed 75 in NE United States and damages are estimated in the billions...

Most Blessed Virgin, in your life of glory, remember the sorrows of earth. Look with kindness on those who suffer, who struggle against difficulties, who drink of the bitterness of life.
Have pity on those who love each other and are separated.
Have pity on the lonely of heart.
Have pity on the weakness of our faith.
Have pity on the objects of our affection.
Have pity on those who weep, those who pray, those who fear.
Obtain for all hope and peace. Amen.

[pic credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images]

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