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Flooding of the Deleware River caused extensive damage last week. Callicoon, N.Y., was among the communities most impacted by the rising waters.

The photo this week is of the pastor of the parish at Callicoon, Ignatius Smith, with two parishioners, Michael and Ada Loiodice. Michael and Ada’s home has been flooded three times in the last 18 months. This time, the flood waters reached amost six feet, and destroyed most of their belongings.

Michael and Ada, who are prior recipients of the Francis Medal, are staying with Ignatius in the friary at Callicoon, while their home is being repaired.

The photo was taken by Octavio Duran.