ABILENE TEEN’S UNUSAL BAPTISM

By LORETTA FULTON

In her recurring dream, Elizabeth Flores is holding her baby daughter, Harley, in a small room in Agreda, Spain, waiting for a priest to take her.

“I’m handing her over to be baptized,” Flores said.

In reality, Harley Flores is 15 and a student at Abilene High School. But in May, Elizabeth and Harley actually were in Agreda and Harley was baptized by a Catholic bishop in a basilica.

“It just seemed so familiar, the place,” Elizabeth said, comparing it to her dream. “It was very humbling, very spiritual.”

Read Loretta Fulton‘s complete story in the Reporter-News.

In the photo at top, Harley Flores is baptized in Agreda, Spain. In the lower photos, Harley sits next to a display of the incorrupt body of Sor Maria de Jesus de Agreda, a 17th century Franciscan nun known as the Lady in Blue. In the lower photo, the face of Sor Maria can be seen through the display. Contributed photos.

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