It doesn’t look like the heart of the storm is going to come anywhere near Orlando, so I’m calling off the hurricane party. However, we should get some good intense downpours from Isaac; indeed, the first outer band of the tropical storm just went through (though the centre of the storm is currently in the Florida Straits). The rain is what I look forward to the most, so hopefully it will be a wonderfully dreary and wet several days as the storm moves through the Gulf of Mexico.
Just in case, after Holy Mass this morning, Fr. Vernoy prayed an oration and imparted a special blessing against foul and dangerous weather.