Irene is getting stronger and more organized. The hurricane models are pretty close this time and Florida is in the cross hairs. Still, I think this storm will end up moving more north and then east and bypass us all together. I think the people who need to really watch this storm are those in the Carolina's. Either way, by the middle of the week, we should know more.
It looks like the Dominican Republic will be hit...again. I think those that live in the islands in that area have had quite enough of this! We need to pray for them!
Apparently, Saint Medard is one of the Saints we can look to for protection from bad weather.
Jesus Our Lord, Saint Medard served as a bishop during very difficult times, and his long life of spiritual leadership created a tremendous impression on the people. Because of his patronage against bad weather, we ask him to intercede for us during the storms of our lives as well as the storms in nature. Protect us and our homes. And Lord, help the victims of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Send in more helpers and multiply the supplies that are needed for their aid. You calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee; deliver us from the storms that are raging around us now. Saint Medard, pray for us. Amen.