I have amazingly clear memories of the whole Apollo 11 mission. Indeed of all the missions before and after, but this and 13 in particular.
I received this…
From a reader:
Today, July 16, is the 50th anniversary of the liftoff of Apollo 11 on its voyage to the moon. It is, also, the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July, 20, 1969, which is the Solemnity of Elijah, the Prophet and founder of Carmel. This is interesting because Mary, in iconography is often represented by the moon, who reflects the rays of the sun (Son). It is, amazingly, also, a full moon on July 16,the ready of OLMC. I just thought this was an amazing confluence of events.