Crescent City Saints: Religious Icons of New Orleans
- ISBN-13: 9781494239695
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Release Date: Sep 15, 2014
- Pages: 176 pages
- Dimensions: 0.40 x 9.00 x 6.00 inches
“Oh, When The Saints Go Marching In.” You will want to be “in that number” when local author Kevin J. Bozant takes you on a spiritual journey to the glorious houses of worship, historic cemeteries and sacred national votive shrines located throughout various neighborhoods of New Orleans. With the help of over 225 photographs, you will discover the local saints and symbols which give rise to the city’s celebrated street names and sanctuaries. St. Roch, St. Anthony, St. Ann, Hope, Piety, Grand Route St. John, Annunciation, Ursulines and many others are brought to life in the form of mosaics, paintings, statuary and stained glass. Explore the intricacies of the city’s religious traditions including All Saints’ Day, St. Joseph’s Altars, “making” the nine churches, the living Stations of the Cross and Voodoo rituals along Bayou St. John. On this pilgrimage you will visit the National Shrines of St. Ann, St. Roch, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, The International Shrine of St. Jude, The Grotto and Shrine of St. Frances Cabrini and the Henriette Delille Prayer Room. Discover why New Orleans is an international destination for travelers seeking spiritual awakening. A brief discussion of ecclesiastical heraldry reveals the secrets of the Pope’s and Archbishop’s personal coats of arms as well as the symbolism associated with the Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits and Redemptorists. This volume also depicts a series of artworks illustrating the life of Jesus Christ as well as a section exploring various manifestations of Our Holy Mother. Throughout this spiritual pilgrimage, you can meditate on each Station of the Cross with examples from 14 prominent New Orleans houses of worship.
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