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Blessing of the Fleet - Expired Event

Location St. Margaret's Catholic Church
13790 South Wintzell Avenue
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
May 04, 2019 - May 05, 2019 1

From Blessing of the Fleet Website:

The custom of the Blessing of the Fleet can be traced back to Old World European fishing communities where God was publicly acknowledged and asked for a bountiful harvest and the safety of the men at sea. In 1949, St. Margaret's held its first Blessing of the Fleet envisioned by a parishioner, Clarence Mallet, who moved to Bayou La Batre from Louisiana in 1925 with a strong belief that God's blessings were essential to a good harvest from the sea. With this conviction, he convinced Father Alex O'Neill to hold the first Blessing of the Fleet.
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Show hoursSat-Sun 10-4

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