• Fragor coeli: prayers for the Carolinas and for everyone in the storm's path hurricane Florence

    1 month ago - By Do Bianchi

    Memories of Hurricane Harvey are still raw here in Houston. Watching the images of Florence as it approaches the Carolina coast, we can't help but be reminded of what happened here just over a year ago.
    Today, our hearts and prayers are going out to the Carolinas and everyone in the storm's path.
    May G-d bless them and keep them safe.
    There was no word in Latin for cyclone or hurricane when the Italian humanist Petrarch was alive in the 14th century. In his Latin writings, he describes a storm that accompanied the 1343 tsunami in Naples as fragor coeli , a shattering of the heavens...
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