Healing hands and hearts
On Nov. 2, Archbishop Gregory Aymond blessed the interfaith chapel at the new University Medical Center on Tulane Avenue. The ceremony was attended by several Daughters of Charity, including Sister Josephine Cusimano, who ministered at the old University Hospital for seven years.
Post-mortem wishes, personal info under ‘one roof’
A new booklet created by New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries enables individuals to comprehensively compile information related to their funeral, burial and estate wishes, in the hope of lessening the burden on loved ones following their death.
Columbarium expands options at St. Louis No. 3
Located just inside the Esplanade Avenue gates of St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, the new Serenity Garden Columbarium holds the distinction of being the first free-standing columbarium in a cemetery operated by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
800 years of Dominicans preaching the Gospel
The Order of Preachers, more known as Dominicans, has been serving the people of New Orleans for more than 100 years. They are friars, nuns, sisters and lay people who strive to live a life of prayer, community and study to carry out the mission of preaching the Gospel.
Bereavement ministry helps moms of all faiths
On a recent Thursday night when the New Orleans Saints had a home game, some were reveling Downtown while a group of mothers who had lost sons to violence were expressing grief Uptown. The participants of Helping Mothers Heal wouldn’t think of missing their weekly session at the nonprofit Family Center of Hope.
St. Louis No. 1 now offers cemetery tours at dusk
As the moon peered eerily through a haze of low-lying clouds at dusk on Oct. 24, tour groups stepped inside the iron gates of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest cemetery in New Orleans founded in 1789.