Metairie man has devotion to Padre Pio (St. Pio)
He only met him once – on Easter Sunday in the 1940s in Italy during World War II. But Metairie resident Rosario Carimi, now 96, never forgot his brief conversation with Padre Pio, canonized in 2002 as St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
New Orleans’ mosaic glitters with saints
A new exhibit at the Old Ursuline Convent puts a human face – seven of them – on New Orleans’ status as one of the most Catholic cities in the United States.
“Ordinary People, Extraordinary Gifts: The Road to Sainthood,” unveiled Oct. 3, delves into the stories of six holy women and one man whose audacious servant-leader ministries had connections to New Orleans.
A Jesus moment: Using stories to speak to hearts
Father Willie Todd, 76, grew up in Holy Name of Jesus Parish in New Orleans, attended St. Joseph's Seminary College and Notre Dame
Seminary and has been a priest for 52 years, most of them served in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, where Cajun Catholics enjoy a good story well told.
Ordinary people with extraordinary holiness
The archdiocese and the Catholic Cultural Heritage Center have opened a new exhibit at the Old Ursuline Convent called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Gifts: The Road to Sainthood.” What is this all about?
Breathing new life into Epiphany Church
When the Archdiocese of New Orleans closed Epiphany Church after Hurricane Katrina, the painful decision was even more emotional than many other closures because the fathers and grandfathers of Epiphany Parish – many of them members of the proud 7th Ward community of carpenters, masons and plasterers – literally had built the church in 1948, brick by brick.