13 Sep 2016 News No comments

Pope Francis approves establishment of day of prayer for abuse survivors

Papal commission steps up work to educate Church about abuse Members of the Pope’s commission for child protection, including an abuse survivor, have been spea…

Read more

31 Aug 2016 Uncategorized No comments

Pope’s top aide hopeful of improved diplomatic relations between Vatican and China

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there said there are 'many hopes and expectations for new developments' in diplomacy Prayer and “healthy realism" are needed to en…

Read more

01 Feb 2016 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis on the words of St. John Paul II: "The church lives an authentic life when she professes mercy…

In his catechesis last week Saturday which focused on the relationship between Mission and Mercy, the first of a series of special Jubilee audiences which will …

Read more

17 Dec 2016 Articles Comments (1)

The Church 'does not pretend' - Vatican warns Christianity is at risk

While violent persecution against Christians assails swaths of territory the Middle East and Africa, one Vatican official says that Western nations face a diffe…

Read more

01 Jul 2016 News No comments

‘Don’t look for scapegoats’: cardinal issues plea with other religious leaders

Cardinal Nichols joins the Archbishop of Canterbuery, the Chief Rabbi and an imam in urging Britain to unite against prejudice The spiritual leader of Catholic…

Read more

12 Aug 2016 News USA Vatican Comments (2)

'We're not doing anything against the law' - Satanists desecrate Virgin Mary statue

Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and desecrate an image of the Virgin Mary. In react…

Read more

17 Feb 2016 Articles No comments

We (Catholics) Have Seen the Light

This luminous painting by French painter Georges de la Tour, a Christmas favorite, actually has an ambiguous subject. While it might seem obvious to identify th…

Read more

30 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Time will tell if Pope Francis’ visit has truly changed America

ROME — By any reasonable standard, the keenly awaited Sept. 22-27 visit of Pope Francis to the United States, his first outing to the country in his entire life…

Read more

12 Aug 2016 Europe Middle East Middle East - Africa News USA Vatican No comments

Don't let ISIS win - What Catholics can do to stop the terror

The Islamic State continues to bombard the world with their reign of terror - so what can Catholics do about it? Last March, the Vatican's top diplomat, Arch…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Haiti’s miracle – Statue of the Blessed Virgin sole survivor after Hurricane Matthew destroys church

After Hurricane Matthew decimated a church, one photographer captured a statue of the Virgin still standing against a wall that partially survived the destruction.

Cholera outbreaks, dwindling supplies of clean water and food, frightened and wounded survivors, and the seemingly never-ending task of digging graves in Haiti has notleft them without hope.

Hurricane Matthew destroyed entire buildings and completely decimated a church – save for a portion of a single wall, where a statue of the Virgin Mary remained entirely intact.

Haiti’s Christian community was touched by the preserved image and found hope amid the darkness.

The Washington Post reported a US military ship arrived in Haiti to deliver food, clean water and construction materials.

Water purification units were among the US shipment and the people are grateful, but still in need.

“There’s just so much to do, not to make it more than the earthquake but it’s so widespread, it’s everything across the board,” Chris Bessey, the country representative for Catholic Relief Services, stated.

Haitians don Haitians don’t let disaster shake their faith.

The Haitian government reported 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and the official death toll currently stands at 473.

Local officials believe that number will rise as more come down with cholera, infections from wounds soaked in filthy water and more.

David Harden, head of humanitarian assistance for the USAID, said Hurricane Matthew relief efforts are difficult to navigate but remain a top priority.

“What complicates it is logistics, remote areas, hard-hit areas, and a lack of capacity,” Harden explained. “These are poor countries, that’s why it’s tougher there than in Miami.”

The Haiti government said the clean water and cholera vaccines will make a huge impact and they are currently working with foreign governments and humanitarian groups to rebuild.

Interior Minister Francois Anick Joseph added, “Hurricane Matthew hit us strongly, but we’ll pick ourselves up.”

By Kenya Sinclair



  1. Tom Rafferty Reply

    How obscene is this post. Hundred of people die from a storm from your magical power in the sky and you call the surviving STATUE a miracle. Thankful, I saw reality years ago and left such cruel delusion. SMH

  2. Jessica Reply

    Tom you’re an ass. For someone to post something about something that gives people hope after a tragedy and for you to talk shit about it is just pathetic. Get a life.

    1. Tom Rafferty Reply

      So, I’m an ass. Personally attacking me instead of reflecting on what I said is typical. You are making my original point. If you ever want to seriously discus your faith free from personal attack, just let me know. I don’t interact with anyone who personally attacks me after I make a point about religion, and not the person. Your choice: remain in your delusion, or search outside of such with respect for me.

      1. Patrick Reply

        Wait until you are standing in front of The Virgin Mary

  3. Patrick Gannon Reply

    “Cholera outbreaks, dwindling supplies of clean water and food, frightened and wounded survivors, and the seemingly never-ending task of digging graves in Haiti has notleft them without hope.
    Hurricane Matthew destroyed entire buildings and completely decimated a church – save for a portion of a single wall, where a statue of the Virgin Mary remained entirely intact.”
    Wow, that’s some miracle. I’m guessing they don’t need any more “miracles” like that, which bring death, disease, homelessness and destruction, but spare an inanimate statue. Yeah, Yahweh sure has his priorities down.
    Kenya Sinclair, I hope they are paying you well, because you do realize how utterly stupid and insensitive this makes you look, right?

  4. Carol pelletier Reply

    Satan is responsible for all evil and destruction God is the one who responsible for the people who come to the rescue and give freely of themselves to help others.

  5. judith miller Reply

    My uncle experienced a flood in McKeesport, PA about a decade ago. As the rising waters from the Monongahela River approached his home, the flood waters stopped at the foot of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary which was placed at the front steps. I saw the picture. How unfortunate that people’s hearts are hardened that they cannot see the Heavenly signs around them.

  6. Anne Helmuth Reply

    Judith Miller- That’s Beautiful! Your Uncle’s example of HOPE to others when we focus on prayer. Mary’s intercession is great! She spent the first 30 years of his life with Jesus. Who could know and LOVE him more than his mother?

  7. Anne Helmuth Reply

    Judith Miller- What a Beautiful Miracle! Natural catastrophies will always occur in this life. This experience can and has given HOPE to GOD’S people! Who knew JESUS more than his mother, who spent the first 30 years with him. Mary’s intercession is Powerful. Please share the story with Guidepost magazine and more.

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories