St. Peter Claver fulfills its mission through food pantry

It took an army of hands and generous hearts to complete the restoration of the former Louis Charbonnet family residence at 1839 St. Philip St. in New Orleans into the shiny, food pantry and social ministry headquarters of St. Peter Claver Parish.

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Fr. Jacques: Church could energize a community

The Gospel is messy business. Night after night in the early 1990s, Edmundite Father Michael Jacques tried coaxing himself to sleep in his rectory bedroom to the left of St. Peter Claver Church in New Orleans.

Instead of counting sheep, he counted bullets.

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