Sunday, September 04, 2005


St. Paul's Church in the Pass. People have been falling to their knees and crying at the sight of this crucifix, as it's the only thing left in the church. Plus, it looks like it's floating.
All photos on this blog (save the one of the photographer himself) by Josh Norman

34 Comments:

Blogger m00nsh1ne said...

Holy Shit.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Lainey said...

wow, thats moving.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow

2:55 PM  
Blogger ava said...

Eerie. I guess you could say "hope floats (in mid air or in flood waters). Thanks for the journal in pictures.

All my best to you, and to the victims of Katrina

Ava

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's almost like jesus is saying, "whoops, my bad. sorry about the mess."

4:50 PM  
Blogger lasomniloquy said...

another fantastic photo!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Kassi said...

It's more like Jesus saying "I'm here no matter what".

6:12 PM  
Blogger the elf said...

thats very striking, theres some great and moving photography on this site.

7:01 PM  
Blogger patrick said...

the cruchifix the way it looks
maybe people should stop and think
is GOD sending a massage
way did the cruchifix not fall

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, you're both wrong: it's more like Jesus saying, "HEY! MAH FEET'RE GETTIN' WET!" You people are suckers. Jesus died 2000 years ago and he hasn't been heard from since.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! God is good all the time. Trust in Him as He has plans for us all. So no matter what happens, good or bad, just gotta keep trusting in Him and his goodness and love for us all.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, trust in christ's goodness, especially since it's been so apparent in the past week

11:12 PM  
Blogger Blondie said...

It's amazing how often we see religious statuary, etc. survive the worst of disasters. All we can do is marvel and wonder if it's truly a miracle or just a weird coincidence.

Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing your experiences this past week.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Lils said...

wow---takes my breath away

1:32 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

"It's amazing how often we see religious statuary, etc. survive the worst of disasters. All we can do is marvel and wonder if it's truly a miracle or just a weird coincidence."

Well dont forget that god made to storm, so people kinda ignore that part, and just think god as being the good things that happen.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup. seems a little odd that god should show his support by leaving behind a crucifix instead of shelter or food. i don't think i'd be so excited about having a reminder of how god failed me being one of the only things left behind.

4:43 PM  
Blogger jessica said...

Brings tears to my eyes. In all of this devistation, God is still standing. It makes me question our earthly desires. God has a plan, and I am not one to assume anything.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Maddisun said...

That is truly amazing!

10:09 PM  
Blogger Holly Amber said...

wow I guess that means that Jesus and God are watching over the people in New Orleans carefully and are making sure all who are still alive stay alive

11:33 PM  
Blogger Sean Mallon said...

(0_o) WoW

That's amazing...

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an incredible pic and a most excellent blog. thanks much for the info gents, stay safe.

as for those speaking down on the pic, it's sadly amusing to see folks who live in a culture of "you have no right to tell me what to do!" saying what they think God should/shouldn't do.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Calandra said...

Wow, great pictures. It's a shame to hear people say God doesn't care and has left them. God will never leave nor forsake you--no matter what the situation.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Rev. G. M. Pace, ULC said...

I find it interesting, the number of comments from people who say things like anonymous who said "seems a little odd that god should show his support by leaving behind a crucifix instead of shelter or food. i don't think i'd be so excited about having a reminder of how god failed me being one of the only things left behind."

If anything, it's a reminder of how WE failed Christ, once upon a time. Perhaps that reminder is to serve as a karmic milemarker, letting us know that even though we basically let Him down, He is still always there to show us a sign of hope.

Anyway, if God sent a sign in the form of food or water, it would have been looted. Somehow I think this form of message would get more respect.

11:01 PM  
Blogger wenz said...

is that a real photo..?
without trick..?

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Allie said...

Holy crap to all of you out there with the "where was God" story. I guess it's kind of the age old question of "if God's good, then why is there evil in the world," or "why did God make this happen?"

You have to realize that, first of all, we're the ones who brought evil in the world. And second, obliviously Satan isn't really happy with God. There's a spirtual battle going between God and Satan, ultimatly good and evil. We're at war here - and then something like this happens and people are surprised. And third, God knows what He's doing. He knows what's going to happen in the future, and He knows what's happened in the past. There will be a way that God uses this for good, he didn't make it happen to see people suffer, but we're in a battle here, and there will be a way that God turns in around for His glory - and the benifit of people. You and I may never know or see how God will use this situation for good, but He will.

I'm sure to all the people I was adressing I sound like a religious freak.... but I guess that's what I am - a Jesus freak.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I agree with Kassi... "He's here no matter what".

These are some amazing photos. You captured images of recognizable places... this makes the devastation seem more real. Hard to explain, but on tv it's so much unidentifiable debris... here it's the "Big" in Kmart, an overturned police car, and the floating Jesus.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

qkI have just sat here for the past half hour staring at the picture with a lump in my throat and a knot in my stomach. It is truly a miracle. May God bless the people of the pass and St. Paul Catholic Church.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Xx_Frankie G. : )_xX said...

Whoa! thats amazing! how did that...
O__o

12:55 AM  
Blogger Ardean said...

Jesus is there above everything else- no matter what happens. People sometimes blame God when "bad" things happens and usually forget Him when times are good.. He said "I will NEVER leave you or forsake you.. we're praying for you all in Katrina's wake...

7:39 AM  
Blogger Danny said...

Wow those are heartbreaking photos. Show this to the victims of the storm. I am very happy to know that their are people at work to make other people happy. I hope it is not to hard.

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Zack -From THE PASS- said...

wow

thats my church and it looks nothin like what it did. there used to be red carpet but i guess it doesnt matter n e more. im surprised that the wire holding the crusifix up didnt snap, but im glad it didnt.

7:46 PM  
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