One of the things that June ushers in is hurricane season. From June 1st to November 30th, all eyes are focused on the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, wary of approaching storms. 2012 has seen the unusual distinction of 2 named systems already, even before the official start of hurricane season. Hopefully, official predictions for all of 2012 point to a slightly less than normal hurricane season.
The good and faithful people of Louisiana have experienced their fair share of difficulty due to recent events, namely Katrina, Rita and Gustav. Prayer and faith has seen many of us through both the anxiety of the approaching storms and the subsequent recovery.
For our 2012 hurricane season the Bishops of the state of Louisiana have declared tomorrow, June 1st, as a day of fasting and prayer for safety during this hurricane season. Remember this intention in your prayer life tomorrow(and all of hurricane season) and offer your fasting for an uneventful season.
Check with your local parish as many have special prayer vigils, public recitation of the Rosary and Masses all dedicated to this important prayer intention.
May God spare us this hurricane season and we call upon the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor!
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