|Photo: U.S. Geological Survey|
"Fire never says it is enough" (Proverbs 30:16).
As the lava flow from Mount Kilauea continues to slowly and steadily approach the village of Pahoa in the Puna district of the Big Island, please remember the Hawaiians in your prayers.
Saints Januarius and Agatha are the heavenly patrons against volcanic eruptions. Please join me in calling upon their intercession for those who lives and property are threatened:
Blessed Martyrs, Januarius and Agatha,
you who offered your lives in witness to Christ,
into your hands we entrust all who are in danger.
Take into your special care those threatened by volcanoes
and the hazards of the natural world,
that the Lord may preserve them,
their homes and their livelihoods.
Guide all who travel and those who seek refuge,
may they find shelter in the Heart of Christ
and in the charity of their brothers and sisters in faith.
O holy Saints Januarius and Agatha,UPDATE:
courageous bishop and devoted virgin and bride of Christ,
commend us to the intercession of the Mother of God
so that we, like her,
may abandon ourselves to the will of the Father,
for the sake of the Son
with the help of the Holy Spirit.
A few moments ago I was very happy to see this (re)tweet from Hawaii News Now concerning the lava flow:
Hawai‘i Co: #PunaLavaFlow breakouts both north & south have advanced overnight, waiting for confirmed numbers on distance & speed #HINewsKeep praying!
— Mileka Lincoln (@MilekaLincoln) October 31, 2014
The County of Hawaii Civil Defense issued a lava flow update at 8:00 a.m. Hawaii time on November 1st indicating that the flow is still active, it is has still not advanced.