Let the light shine in
With its Mexican Baroque façade swirling with ornate scrollwork, cherubs and floral medallions, the former St. John Bosco Chapel rises like a building out of time along busy Barataria Boulevard in Marrero. But inside the more than 70-year-old stucco chapel, visitors will discover a completely renovated, 21st-century space now serving an important second life as the new Hope Haven Adult Day Health Care Center.
‘These were the church’s storybooks’
In 2011, Immaculate Conception (Jesuits’) Church on Baronne Street embarked on a three-year, $2.5 million Legacy Campaign to meticulously restore more than 100 stained-glass windows, some of which dated to the 1870s. Now, the project is completed, and the results are stunning, said Jesuit Father Frank Reale, pastor.
‘40 Days for Life’ event to start with vigil Sept. 23
Leave your comfort zone and join other supporters of life in prayer and action during the 40 Days for Life New Orleans campaign Sept. 24-Nov. 2.
WLAE to highlight the life of Leonard Fournette
For Leonard Fournette, the road to stardom began during his days of playground football in New Orleans.
Permanent Diaconate celebrates 40th anniversary
Archbishop Gregory Aymond joined dozens of permanent deacons Aug. 10 at Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Harvey to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the restoration of the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
A work of mercy
The two young fathers led the silent procession. The handcrafted, foot-long caskets they carried, chest-high, were as light as small jewelry boxes. The men processed single file, followed by family members, to the mausoleum of St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan on Aug. 14.