Lisa Wagner-Carollo, a friend of our Pastor, Father Doug Dousson and Pastoral Associate, Sr. Kathleen Pittman came to St. Gabriel in 2011 to interview parishioners about their Katrina experience. She took these experiences, wrote a script, hired some actors and presented “Living Water: The Story of St. Gabriel the Archangel Church.”
They came at the end of last month to present it to the parish. It was powerful since they played the parts of people that we knew and who were there in the audience. From the destructive waters of Katrina came a resilient story of resurrection in the people of this parish. Their stories were gripping and heartbreaking, and yet these people are here today as a vibrant community of faith. (All those in the picture were characters in the play). Now Lisa is writing a book to capture all the stories of those she interviewed that were not part of the play.
Once again the “phoenix rises out of the ashes.”