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St. Joseph’s Altars: A labor of love

St. Joseph's Altar

On Tuesday, March 19, Catholic churches and schools, as well as some local businesses and private homes, will open their doors to display the beautiful, traditional St. Joseph’s Altars.

A long-standing tradition brought to New Orleans from Sicily, the practice has seen a resurgence in recent years. A new generation seeks to connect with the past, making fig cookies, shaping breads and constructing the ornate altars, all to ask a special intention in the prayers of St. Joseph.

Click here to find the complete listing of all of the St. Joseph’s Altars in the New Orleans area this Lent.

Sarah McDonald, Archdiocese of New Orleans 

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