Crop Duster Sprays Holy Water Over Cow Island, Louisiana
Here's one from the "Only in Louisiana" file: In efforts of blessing crops and fields, a crop duster sprayed Holy Water over Cow Island, Louisiana.
The idea came from LeRryn Detraz, who is a native of Cow Island and currently serving as a missionary in Ohio. She is in Cow Island for the holidays, visiting with family and friends.
"Blessings" are nothing new to South Louisiana, being a very Catholic area: Blessing of the Pets, Blessing of the Fleet, Blessing of the Bikes - there's loads of blessings happening here!
The crop duster was loaded up with 100 gallons of water, blessed by Fr. Matthew Barzare, before taking to the skies to spray the water over the crops and fields of Cow Island.
From the Lafayette Diocese Facebook page:
According to the post, residents also brought jugs of water from home to be blessed.