Oh Lordy, I’m not Catholic but I can’t let this lovely story slip by unnoticed. For me it’s interesting news when a crop-duster steps out of its usual role as an aerial applicator; i.e. crop protection products, seeds and fertilizer. That’s normal. So is sailplane and banner tows. What’s not normal is what this taildragger dropped.
A crop-duster recently did a low passes over a small Louisiana community and dropped blessing from heaven from above. Holy water. Now that’s news!
Location: Diocese of Lafayette, St. Anne Church, Cow Island, Louisiana
Their Facebook page reports: “Fr. Matthew Barzare and parishioners of St. Anne Church in Cow Island, Louisiana enlisted the help of a cropduster to bless their community. They loaded 100 gallons of holy water into the plane and the pilot sprayed the water onto the town and the nearby farms. Parishioners also brought water from home to the airstrip to be blessed by Fr. Barzare. The blessing was the brainchild of L’Eryn Detraz, a missionary currently stationed in Ohio who is a native of Cow Island. A happy and blessed Christmas to everyone from St. Anne Church and parishioners!”
Pilots and non-pilots thinking outside the box are changing the world for the better!