Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet

Father Mike Waters uses holy water to bless a shrimping vessel moored at the shrimp basin in Brownsville, Texas on Monday, July 10, 2017. Waters returned for his twelfth Blessing of the Fleet, where he blesses and prays over the shrimp boat fleet and their crews before they head to the Gulf of Mexico for the shrimping season. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald)