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St. Amant Fire Department asks all to join as they remember Faith and Patience

fpTwo years ago today, God called them home. Two young girls, called home. That night was without question one of the most difficult times of my 27 year career as a Fire Chief in Ascension Parish.

The death of one child is hard enough, but losing two beautiful angels at one time seems even harder to deal with. No amount of time away that pain, and even two years later, we are sure the family still hurts and our community still feels that pain.

Faith Castilaw & Patience Lobell will always be in the hearts of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department First Responders and the community of St. Amant. We will never forget and be forever thankful for the two young children who survived that tragic accident on Stringer Bridge Rd. this very night, two years ago.

The sisters gone too soon ran together and played together on earth, and we find some solace in knowing they do the same now as they have joined together in God’s Kingdom.

Today, Friday, February 21, at 5:00 p.m., the members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department will visit the site of the accident and release flowers in the water and balloons in the air.

We ask the community to join us, or if they are unable to join us, then to at least stop for a moment and remember the losses our community has faced. We are strong and we do bounce back. However, we never forget.

Faith + Patience = Hope

Written and submitted by St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department Chief James LeBlanc



  1. Linda Madere says:

    How I missed this do not know. Oh Rae love you. Hugs

  2. Robin Donachricha McDonald says:

    RIP little angels. keep spreading your wings. Remember this, can't believe it has been 2 years.


  4. Kimberly Devall says:

    What a beautiful thing to do!

  5. Thank you for the gathering to remember these beautiful little girls. It means a lot to family that you care so much in their loss. God bless each of you.

  6. What a beautiful gesture wish I could have been there. I don't pass there without thinking of them. and I didn't even know them.

  7. I wish I had seen this in time to attend. What a beautiful remembrance. I pray our first responders are at peace. This ceremony shows how deeply compassionate and caring they are. God bless you all.

  8. Leslie Encalade says:

    Our family thanks and appreciates every thing!! We love our community!! Its hard to believe it has been two years..seems like just yesterday..