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An entire Louisiana town was dusted with holy water for Christmas

An entire townin Louisiana got a Christmas blessing thanks to holy water and an airplane. Cow Island and the neighboring farms got a dusting of 100 gallons of holy water just before Christmas, the Diocese of Lafayette announced Sunday.Cow Island is a town about 32 miles southwest of Lafayette.The community-wide blessing was thought up by L’Eryn Detraz, a native of Cow Island and a missionary currently stationed in Ohio, the diocese said. Parishioners of St. Anne Church brought water from home to be blessed by Fr. Matthew Barzare beforeit was loaded onto a plane and distributed by a cropduster pilot.”A happy and blessed Christmas to everyone from St. Anne Church and parishioners!” the diocese said in the statement.

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