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Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Heavenly Valleytown challenged ed.)


The parish, centered in low-lying Andrews, NC, nicknamed Valleytown as the mountains go straight up many thousands of feet right above the town, is in the heavens even if so low-lying in elevation. This is not a Spring photo, but taken just yesterday in mid-February. I worry about those trees. Nevertheless, for me, for the moment, they are flowers for the Immaculate Conception. Why so? Am I just making that up?

In the background is IOI (Industrial Opportunities Inc), which employs challenged people. It was built for one challenged guy in particular, you know, so that he could work at stuff. But this is best in a group setting right? So, why not build something for a group activity. Behold. A massive factory all for challenged people. Here’s the angelic baby photo of that guy:


He died this past year down in the nursing home near the parish at about 110 million years old. He was an ultra super faithful watcher of EWTN, the Holy Mass and everything else. Super devout. So very happy to receive Mary’s Son in Holy Communion, so happy to try to say the Hail Mary with me. Yes, flowers for the Immaculate Conception.

Are you able to create something like this for the least brothers among us? Don’t forget, the tables will be turned in the next life. Or we could rejoice together as brothers in heaven. What you have done to the least of these you have done to Immaculate Mary’s children. Yep.


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