Monday, September 8, 2008

Remembering the Queen of the Waves

Today is the anniversary of the 1900 hurricane that wiped out Galveston. It is a time to remember the valiant Sisters of Charity and how they worked to save the children in their orphanage. The sisters actually tied children to their cinctures with clothesline in an effort to keep them safe. They sang Queen of the Waves to comfort them. We sang it at Queen of Angels yesterday as a recessional.

Eternal rest grant them O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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