When we moved to New Orleans, we were told that the four seasons here are a little different from what we'd been used to. Instead of spring, summer, fall, and winter, it's Mardi Gras, crawfish, hurricane, and football. Of course, the most difficult part of that list is hurricane season, which technically begins on June first and doesn't end until Nov. 30.
As the last few months have proven, tropical disturbances, depressions, storms, and hurricanes are no joke. Everybody around here knows that very well. After all, this year marks the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and everyone who was here in 2005 has a story to tell. That category-five storm utterly destroyed New Orleans and coastal Mississippi, killing 1,833 people and displacing more than a million residents. Many chose not to return.
By: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, MAM '06 a Catholic convert, wife, and mother of eight. Inspired by the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, she is an author, speaker, and musician, and serves as a senior editor at Ave Maria Press. Find Jaymie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @YouFeedThem.
Boston Pilot, Friday, October 16, 2020