Brother Martin celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph today, the patron Saint of Italians, especially those of Sicilian descent who emigrated to America and helped build and define the culture and faith of our city. In addition to participating in school-wide prayers, students visited our first St. Joseph Altar located in the narthex of the James B. Branton Chapel. Students were given a brief overview of the altar’s history and symbolism; each student received a memento in the form of fig and seed cookies and a fava bean. Brother Martin is committed to celebrating cultural diversity and honoring the Catholic traditions of the Church here in New Orleans. Thank you to the many volunteer bakers and decorators who helped create this wonderful new tradition at Brother Martin.