Friday, November 2, 2012

St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church - Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A

Prayers for Those Affected So Terribly by Hurricane Sandy
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
Atlantic City, N.J.
Image Courtesy: cardcow
Although this church isn't named directly for our 3rd c St. Nicholas of Myra, it is dedicated in honor of another saint by the name of Nicholas, the 13th c St. Nicholas of Tolentine. 
St. Nicholas of Tolentine
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
Artist: Pietro Perugino (1448-1523)
Location: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica
Since Nicholas of Tolentine was named by his parents in honor of Nicholas of Myra, it is fitting, considering that hurricane Sandy came ashore in Atlantic City earlier this week, to post about this beautiful and historical church.
New Hampshire and Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City - the Atlantic Ocean in its Streets...
Image Courtesy: NJ
Photo by: Jitney Guy
Tourist District
Atlantic City
Image courtesy: NJ
Photos by: Ryan O White-Nobles
The historic St. Nicholas of Tolentino Church is located on Pacific Avenue just one block in from the boardwalk.
Image courtesy: Wikipedia
Built in 1905
Being from Florida, and one who has a first-hand understanding of  hurricanes and how destructive they can be, my heart goes out to those so affected by this storm and for beloved buildings such as the St Nicholas of Tolentine Church in the city we all know so well - if only from the Game of Monopoly .
 St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church is situated at 1409 Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City
(That is...the street represented by the first green space below!)
Image Courtesy: Google
Many, many prayers for the people of the North East United States who found themselves in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
The Atlantic City Coast Guard Base
(In the early stages of the storm...)
Image courtesy: NJ
Photo by:quiggaveli

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Sara Lee said...

Yes, indeed many thoughts and prayers to all those in the storm's path... devastating isn't enough of a word to describe what it's effects have been to some people.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have only ever seen the English version of Monopoly, did not know this one existed!
My thoughts are with these people too. I have friends in Delaware who thankfully are all OK and no damage, the eye of the storm went right over the top of them.
Keep well Diane

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dear Ann, the photographs we've been seeing are just devastating and the death toll rising, it been just terrible. In the U.K. every news bulletin is filled with news from our friends in the U.S.

I haven't seen the American version of Monopoly, how lovely that the church you mention is there on the board.

Hope your week-end is peaceful Ann!

Hugs Jane

Out on the prairie said...

Amazing shots to share, they got hit bad.

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Praying for all.
Thank you for this wonderful information!
Julie +: )

Junibears said...

A lovely post re the church on the Monopoly board.
The photos of the floodwater really bring home how devasted it all is. my prayers are with them all as they try to rebuild their lives. xx

Kimberly A Edwards said...

Ann, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog post today.

Definitely been praying for those afflicted by Hurricane Sandy.

Many blessings!

Stacey said...

This has been such a tragic time for many... Lots of prayers are definitely needed. It was such a joy to "see" you recently. Also, a very big congratulations on your book!! How exciting!! I'm very, very thrilled for you:-). XX

troutbirder said...

Terrible pictures Ann. I hope the damage to the church was limited. btw Friends and family are responding very favorably to your devotional...:)