Saturday, September 03, 2005

Do You Know What it Means to Lose New Orleans?

Anne Rice's tribute to New Orleans in the New York Times:

Published: September 4, 2005

La Jolla, Calif.

WHAT do people really know about New Orleans?

Do they take away with them an awareness that it has always been not only a great white metropolis but also a great black city, a city where African-Americans have come together again and again to form the strongest African-American culture in the land?

Read the Rest


Anonymous David Nowaczewski said...

Thanks for the link. I've been so distraught this past week, praying for all in the Big Easy through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Aaron Pidel kept me posted on the whereabouts of Hermes et alia and it seems that most of the Jesuits survived quite well. Deo Gratias. I recently picked up Brideshead Revisted again and it reminds me of my idyllic days teaching in New Orleans. I'll keep praying that, God willing, she'll return to her earlier vigor and that her inhabitants will see the love of Christ in those who are coming to serve them. Take care and have a good year. Drop a prayer for me as I begin at my law firm on Tuesday.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenica said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm ok and in Thibodaux with my parents!!! Thanks for the prayers!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I grew up and still live very near New Orleans, and I love the culture there. New Orleans is a very special kind of melting pot where different cultures came together more completely than anywhere else. New Orleans maintains elements of Italian, Irish, African, German, and many other cutlures. But it has it's own style for all of these cultures.
I am a little dissappointed at Mrs. Rice for blaming the rest of the country for forgetting us in our time of need. Texas in particular proved immediately that everything is bigger there, including their hearts. People all over the country are giving money, food, and time to the citizens of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and we are very grateful to them.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


Thanks for the update! That was a pretty brief start to your teaching career, wasn't it! Drop me an e-mail and let me know what you're up to out there in Thibodaux.



7:53 PM  

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