COW ISLAND, La. – An entire town in 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 before it 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.