Tag: new orleans

My Mom gets Order of St. Louis IX Medallion

On May 5, Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond will award the Order of St. Louis IX Medallion to my Mom at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. The Order of…

Joyeux anniversaire, Jeanne d’Arc

And, Happy Epiphany! Today is Joan of Arc’s 599th birthday! Thanks to Esther of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii for sending me to Maid of Heaven, which in…

Flowers for All Souls

A lovely tradition in preparation for All Saints and All Souls Days that I grew up with is the cleaning of the family graves. Sounds weird? Not really….

24 years and counting!

October 18, 1986 — St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

The things I miss

while living in the Midwest:

Solemn Novena to St. Ann

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10 Psalm: Psalm 15:2-5 Second Reading: Colossians 1:24-28 Gospel: Luke 10:38-42 We attended Mass this morning at the St. Ann…

Experience Mardi Gras . . .

. . . from the comfort of your personal computer. My Mardi Gras Experience streams live coverage of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. It’s everything you always wanted…

Prayer for the Saints

From the Archdiocese of New Orleans: On All Saints Day in 1968, the New Orleans Saints were born, and not without the blessing of the local Catholic Church….

Whodat 1938

An oldie but goodie for the Saints fans: Swing Wedding — MGM Harman-Ising Cartoon 1938

Hurricane Whodat

One thing is for sure, folks from New Orleans have a sense of humor! Hurricane Advisory Outlook for the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico . ….

Happy Anniversary . . .

. . . to us! Bob and I were maried 23 years ago today, at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. This is what we call our…

No more waiting for the Robert E. Lee

A New Orleans landmark, dating back to 1965, is scheduled for demolition. I know, 1965 can hardly be called historical, but if you grew up in the lakefront…

Hurricane protection

Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, has officially begun. For protection against hurricanes New Orleanians turn to out Lady of Prompt Succor. Please…

Some things never change

My oldest daughter and beau are visiting my Mom in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They’re enjoying front row parade watching on St. Charles Avenue. Here they are…

A King Cake for Twelfth Night

The Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night, is celebrated on January 6 marking the arrival of the Three Kings at the birthplace of Our Savior….

Mr. Bingle lives on!

Jingle, jangle, jingle Here comes Mr. Bingle With another message from Kris Kringle Time to launch your Christmas season Maison Blanche makes Christmas pleasin’ Gifts galore for you…

New Orleans – Blizzard 2008

My Mom called this morning to tell me she was in the middle of a blizzard! As a transplanted southerner, I of course knew better. But, really, for…

New Orleans Television Book

Images of America New Orleans Television by Dominic Massa More than 50 years ago, with the flip of a switch and the turn of a dial, local television…

Vote for the New Canal Lighthouse

The New Canal Lighthouse, that sits on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, is the most endangered lighthouse in America. Built in the 1890’s, it was destroyed…

Closing of Parishes in New Orleans

New Orleans Archbishop Hughes has released the Pastoral Plan detailing how the Archdiocese will restructure itself in the wake of Katrina. It is a very emotional subject and…