In 1876, Father Peter Leonard Thevis promised God that if his parishioners were spared from the yellow fever epidemic, he would build a chapel. Today, the chapel in St. Roch Cemetery stands as a testament to God’s providence and a promise kept.
The small chapel is both uniquely beautiful and historic, but like many New Orleans buildings, termites and the elements have left it in need of repair. New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries has undertaken this extensive restoration project using preservationist-approved techniques to restore the building to glory.
You can be a part of this historic restoration. Learn more here.
– Sherri Peppo, New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of New Orleans