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Two Valley priests bicycled for rain, and it poured

Revs. Juan Manual Salazar and Greg Labus hopped on their bikes around 8 a.m. Friday morning, intending to ride from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here to San Isidro Catholic Church as a pilgrimage made in prayer for rain. At a glance, two priests pedaling through the countryside doesn’t have anything to do with the weather. One might even consider it a laughable thought that the men really intended to bring in a stormfront by biking 21 miles. When Saturday morning rolled around, however, the priests’ mission seemed much less laughable. Whether divine intervention or sheer coincidence, the morning after the priests rode for rain, a deluge of near Old Testament proportions with thunder and lightning swept across the Rio Grande Valley, filling rain gauges, watering crops and greening browned lawns. Read the full story at themonitor.com