Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Images & Links From Today's New Orleans St Joseph Altars Day Tradition

Its the Feast of St Joseph which is a rather big day in the Catholic Church. See the special Litany of St. Joseph here.

 It is also a rather big deal for Italian Catholics and those world wide of Italian heritage. That includes here in Louisiana where New Orleans is the par excellence of the St Joseph Altar tradition. 

Just in the Archdiocese of New Orleans there are many many  St Joseph Altars all over the Archdiocese at churches, schools, and private homes. I even saw some today in a bar and a grocery store.

What exactly is a St Joseph Altar can be found here and it's place in Louisiana tradition can be found here . Below are just a few pics of just a few of the numerous St Joseph Altars around New Orleans. 

The below pics from Judy Walker the Food Editor at the New Orleans Times Picayune that does the St Joseph Altar crawl each year  

 Terri Troncale  also of the Picayune contributed via her twitter feed.

The New Orleans Catholic newspaper has a couple of related articles up . See Xavier’s St. Joseph altar is a cultural learning tool and Archdiocese will be teeming with St. Joseph altars .

The New Orleans Times Picayune has a wonderful photo gallery up here with some quality pics that is a must see as people send in their photos.


The Underground Pewster said...

I hope St. Joseph is not on the Adkins Diet.

James H said...

LOL that would be bad

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