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Guide to visiting more than 50 St. Joseph's altars in Greater New Orleans

(Mar 14, 2012)

The parishes, schools and entities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans will carry on the tradition of erecting St. Joseph Altars this month. The tradition, which is Sicilian in origin but carried on locally by Italian-Americans and people of all nationalities and faiths, includes baking cookies and cakes and preparing foods for the altar. The offerings accompany petitions to St. Joseph or are expressions of thanks for favors granted.
If you would like to add a listing for your St. Joseph altar, please email the information to pressrelease@wwltv.com. For a complete listing of altars and their visiting times: http://www.wwltv.com/home/List-of-local-St-Joseph-altars-141793173.html