By Beth Donze, Clarion Herald Although they are difficult to make out from the ground floor of St. Alphonsus Church in New Orleans, the unpretentious
By Clarion Herald Photo | COURTESY MICHAEL M. DAVIS A 6-by-4-foot wooden cross will be placed on the steps of the altar at St.
Standing at 4 1/2 feet, the statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor suggests a typical young mother in action.
An exhibit of memorabilia from the three religious communities that established the cluster of schools, churches, convents and orphanages in New Orleans’ Irish Channel is open to the public at St. Alphonsus Church, 2025 Constance St.
Sculptural representations of Jesus’ lifeless body typically show him nailed to the cross, his head bowed down, or cradled in the arms of his mother, just after the crucifixion.