St. Joseph’s Altars – New Orleans, 2010

20 03 2010

From St. Dominic’s Church down the street from our New Orleans home, where we found a charming comment to a St. Joseph’s prayer (once posted on this blog):

Say for nine mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail, so be sure you really want what you ask.

St. Benilde, Metairie, my parish church:

St. Francis Villa, River Ridge:

Caption: “Are all of those canolis for us!? They’re huge!”

St. Rita’s, Harahan:

St. Stephen’s, on Napoleon Ave:

St. Joseph’s on Tulane Ave:

The Rock n’ Bowl’s altar:

More to come later…



8 responses

8 04 2010
Italian American Folklore « Reditus: A Chronicle of Aesthetic Christianity

[…] folkways and beliefs that may continue into the distant future. The first church I visited on my recent trip to the St. Joseph’s altars here in New Orleans had a small group of Italian grandmothers sitting in front of it, chatting. Although they were very […]

21 03 2010

Why, hi there, … Arthur! 8)

Here’s a link for you…

By, Arthur! 8)

21 03 2010

It got buried deep in the spam queue. Perhaps Mr. Vasquez should have baked a cake for Akismet. 🙂

You should see it there now.

21 03 2010
Henry Karlson

Sometimes wordpress gets things messed up — so, I don’t see the comment. I looked. It didn’t show up. Somehow got lost? I don’t know. I do know sometimes I’ve had to write comments two times because they got lost — even for me!

21 03 2010
Henry Karlson

I’m not sure what comment you are talking about? Let me see if somehow something got caught in the spam? If you mean a comment you tried to do?

20 03 2010
Arturo Vasquez

A rather apropos comment to a post on another blog, which is not being posted on that blog for some reason, is somewhat tied to the post on this blog:

Yeah, I get pretty sick and tired of this unnecessary splitting of hairs as well. Bottom line: whatever we Catholics do when we build St. Joseph altars, light candles in front of saints, or walk on our knees towards the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, it is always going to look unacceptable to Protestants and modernists. Of course, we make distinctions between the adoration we give only to God and the veneration we give to the saints, but in practice, there is really not much of a difference. “St. Joseph got me a job”, “St. Anne found me a husband”, “St. Jude healed my kid’s cancer”. Yeah, yeah, yeah, God did it. But He didn’t do it WITHOUT the saint. He also didn’t do it without the HR manager, the doctor, etc. These distinctions always rub me the wrong way, like the kissing up of the teacher’s pet in Sister Mary Martha of the Holy Cross’ catechism class.

20 03 2010

What is done with all those goodies in honor of this great saint?

20 03 2010

delicious and tasty

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