Here in the heartland of Louisiana stands tall St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica, an architectural monument of beauty in the City of New Orleans. Therein lies the entire history of New Orleans. On its spot a church has stood since 1727. The present church was completed in 1851 and today, it is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in continuous use in the United States. The Cathedral has seen many a trial and hardship from hurricanes, tornadoes and fires to wars, especially the Battle of New Orleans and the Civil War. The architectural beauty of our churches lift the mind and soul to God, therein do many a soul find courage and strength, where God is forever the same, glorified in beauty that is both ever ancient and ever new. Long live this our symbol, the symbol of New Orleans, of our Europeon heritage, of a sustaning and life-giving Faith, our life and hope here below.
All photos were personally taken by myself.
“It is impossible not to feel the peaceful repose, the strange stillness that pervades the atmosphere of Saint Louis Cathedral: romance and religion blend there more closely than at any other spot in the quaint old city.” ~Fr. Celestin Chambon
We are so blessed to live in the South, home to much Catholic heritage. May we continue this legacy and retain the heavenly treasures that have been loved by many for generations.
~Damsel of the Faith