Memorial Day morning, my friend from home, Telisa, and I took off for Cullman, AL to see the Ave Maria Grotto.
Next stop - St. Benard's Abbey (Benedictine Monastery)
Cullman, AL was also destroyed in many areas from the tornado...
and then there is the sign that you are truly in the south...
Next we drove to Hanceville to see the Castillo de San Miguel
Followed by the Shine of the Most Blessed Sacrement. Are you familiar with EWTN? Okay.. now - THIS is where Mother Angelica lived.
I went to the Abbey's Candle shop and met the monk that makes the candles. I bought this one - it smells of peppermint and eucalyptus.
I bought this at Smith Farms