As we see the aftermath of the massive earthquake in Chile, we cannot help but be moved to have compassion on and pray for the victims in that country.
The country and others are bracing for the impact of a possible tsunami, as well as great damage to its infrastructure. Initial reports already mention deaths and people missing due to a large wave near the island of Juan Fernandez, 400 miles off the coast of Chile.
This is certainly a test of faith of those there as well as a call for the generosity of others to help in this time of dire need. We ask all of our readers to continue their prayers and efforts to help the victims in Chile.
At this time of hardship for Chile, we kneel before Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the great Patroness of that nation, who knows, better than us, how to overcome suffering and adversity with Her abundant graces.
May She inspire all of us to pray for those suffering in Chile, to bring them closer to Her Divine Son, and to strengthen their faith and give them fortitude in this time of trial.