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  • From: Henry Mills <wppdirector AT>
  • To: "Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion" <percy-l AT>
  • Subject: [percy-l] St. Joseph Abbey, burial place of Walker Percy flooded
  • Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:28:52 -0400

Dear Percy-L:

For those in a position to help, please find below an email from St. Joseph Abbey about a website now set up so individuals can contribute to a flood relief fund for the Abbey following its recent, serious flooding of 2 feet of water following major storms in the area.  Please visit the website at:

For a media video showing the beauty of the historic church sanctuary and the recovery effort now underway, also see:

Best regards,
Henry Mills
Percy-L Administrator

From: "James Shields" <jshields AT>
Date: Mar 16, 2016 11:55 AM
Subject: Help the Abbey

Good morning Volunteers,

An easy-to-remember website is now live to make a donation towards the Abbey Flood Relief Fund: Please share accordingly.

I have begun sharing with media, posting it on our social media channels, and placing it on different areas of both the seminary and abbey websites.

Here's some recent media coverage.

·  March 15th: Flood Recovery underway at St. Joseph Abbey - Fox 8 WVUE

·  Historic flood hits St. Ben’s, northshore-Clarion Herald

·  St. Joseph Abbey recovering from historic flooding - WWLTV Ch. 4

·  At St. Joseph Abbey, Rebuilding Both Big And Small After Floods - WWNO radio

·  Flooding halts programs, forces students out at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College - WDSU CH. 6

·  St. Joseph Abbey's revered church OK; programs halted by flood -

·  St. Joseph Abbey suffers ‘crazy’ flooding; massive cleanup effort underway - Advocate


James Shields
Manager of Communications
Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College
Saint Benedict, Louisiana 70457
jshields AT
985-867-2234 (office)

  • [percy-l] St. Joseph Abbey, burial place of Walker Percy flooded, Henry Mills, 03/19/2016

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