Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Port-au-Prince — before and after

“Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Eternal One…

…have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

For the sake of his most sorrowful passion, have mercy on us…

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot died when his office collapsed with the main cathedral.



30 thoughts on “Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Port-au-Prince — before and after”

  1. Through tragedy comes a deeper faith. Like Mark Mallet said, “God’s Mercy through Chaos”. My prayers for Haiti and for the whole world. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  2. Eternal rest grant unto them, o Lord
    And let perpetual light shine upon them.
    May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of almighty God, rest in peace.

  3. Two things – I wish every Nation would have a centre ready and fully equipped to go to any disaster immediately instead of waiting days to respond and secondly every house hold should start NOW and have:
    i) an emergency Box ii) Train members of the family in first Aid etc
    Haiti today Us tomorrow stay awake for ‘you do not KNOW the day nor the hour’ – My heart goes out to Haiti the scenes are heartbreaking God Love Them

    1. Nobody waited “days to repond”. Canada and US had rescue workers and relief supplies en route to Haiti with 7 hours. France, Britain and the EU within 12 hours.

  4. Sometimes we think that we have it bad when we undergo our “testing” period. The people of Haiti have been tested beyond the book of Job. They are in need of many things to bring them solace. We must ask: where are God’s angels? Are they not prodding us to action, especially prayer but also deep giving?

  5. Praying that Haiti, described as Catholic but ‘100 percent Voodoo,’ leaves that practice behind and has a prosperous future. Voodoo is not compatible with the Catholic faith. Such spiritual poison can, I believe, chase God out and leave an area subject to ‘the destroyer’ – satan.

    Prayers for these people going up…

    1. Madame,
      you are not FIT to be a Catholic to make such an insinuation. Our Governor General in Canada is 100% Haitian and does NOT practice the African spirituality, neither do most Haitians although they are aware of it. The Church is well aware of the blend of African spirituality and Christianity and the Bishop of Rome has NEVER issued an edict that forbids it on pain of excommunication. The practice is discouraged, but where is your faith that the Body of Christ has power over the practice of witchcraft. Having direct contact there, i know for fact that over 80% of the population is Roman Catholic AND Baptised.

      I think you need to talk to your Father Confessor about your chiding tongue as I will mine. Satan had nothing to do with this; by acknowledging it – by even mentioning it, you are giving power to evil – shame shame shame

      Why not take your insult and turn it into a prayer to the Holy Mother for all the children who are without parents, food, clothing … Immaculate Mary Cause of our Joy, be a Mother to the children of Haiti.

      Really woman – you pished me off

  6. The Cathedral “after” photos are shocking. I had to look at the “before” photos and compare them to the “after” photos several times to figure out which parts came down and what was what, so much ruin and devastation. Like so many others, my heart just breaks for these people. They must have been so scared when this quake hit. Went through 2 biggies myself. The aftershocks were terrible, almost more frightening than the first quake. God, please help these poor people. Help us deal with this too, it is very upsetting.

  7. Haiti this is the test of faith. Sometimes God allows bad things to happen to cleanse us to be favorable in the eyes of the Lord when that judgement time comes. Increase faith in Him. Most of the time God uproots us from one place to be transplanted in another to bloom into beautiful flowers. This is the beginning for people of Haiti to bloom. My condolences to the citizens of Haiti. May God be on your side always.

  8. To the Lost Souls of Haiti –

    May the Divine Assistance remain – always with us,
    and May the Souls of the Faithful Departed,
    rest in peace. Amern

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