Highlight: The Acts of the Apostles records the encounter of St. Philip, evangelist and deacon, who met the Ethiopian eunuch on the road from Jerusalem to Ethiopia and converted him to Christianity. From this story, the elements of travel, safety, and salvation have all come together in the form of a prayer from the Roman Ritual used for the blessing of a wagon or other vehicle.
“Be gracious, O Lord God, to our prayers and bless this vehicle with Thy right hand. Send Thy holy angels to accompany it that they may keep from all evils those who ride in it; and as once Thou didst grant faith and grace through Thy deacon Philip to the Ethiopian riding in his chariot and reading the word of God, so now show the way of salvation to Thy servants that, always given to good works, they attain to everlasting joys after the vicissitudes of the journey and of this life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Today, our Deacon kindly visited our home and used a much longer form of the blessing for vehicles and blessed our Class C RV. You can be certain that, when El Camino Del Monte takes to the road on its maiden voyage, we will be accompanied by holy angels to guide and protect us on our journey.
Weather: Today was cloudy, cool, with mixed sunshine, rain, and drizzle.
2018-07-22: High – 77º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
Plantings: Nothing to report
Harvest: Beautiful wife checked on the garden and harvested one okra pod.