50th anniversary of Daughters of Divine Providence
The Daughters of Divine Providence from Italy landed in the United States 50 years ago, and on Nov. 15 their impact on the Archdiocese of New Orleans was applauded in a Mass and reception at Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish in Metairie.
Christmas comes early for Hispanic youth program
The Hispanic Apostolate was jumping with excitement Oct. 21 when scores of adults and children stopped by to meet New Orleans Saints players and the Saintsations dance team, execute football drills and try out more than $20,000 worth of exercise and game-room equipment as part of the 16th annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle.
Jesuit Father James Martin illuminates Jesus’ life
Before a crowd of approximately 400 at Loyola University New Orleans, Jesuit Father James Martin spoke about the humanity and divinity of Jesus, both which he said are essential to Jesus’ story.
Marianites to sell historic property, keep ministry
Facing diminished numbers and looking to chart a course for their future ministry, the Marianites of Holy Cross have decided to sell their square block of property in Bywater that houses their congregational center and the former Academy of the Holy Angels school building, which now serves as affordable senior housing, the community announced Nov. 9.
Marie Laveau’s tomb restored pristinely
“This is the second-most visited tomb in the United States,” said tour guide Michael Batterman to a group of visitors to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 about the tomb of the widow Paris (Marie Laveau). “The first most visited tomb is Elvis Presley. Elvis is the king; this is the queen, Marie Laveau.”
November’s focus is on adoption process
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and the Archdiocese of New Orleans Adoption Services welcomes everyone to remember birth parents, adoptive parents, children who are adopted and everyone who is touched by adoption.