St. Joseph's Day Altar Featured on WDSU

IMG_9036Brother Martin hosted its third annual St. Joseph Day Altar in the James B. Branton Chapel on Wednesday.

The tradition in New Orleans dates back to the late 1800’s when Sicilian immigrants settled here. St. Joseph’s Day is set aside to remember the relief St. Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily centuries ago. During the famine, St. Joseph prayed to God for them, and God answered their prayers giving them an abundance of food.

A spaghetti dinner was also served in the Tom and Gayle Benson Mall for guests.

All donations to the altar and all funds received from the dinner were donated to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Missions in the U.S. and around the world.

Brother Martin’s St. Joseph’s Day Altar was sponsored by Campus Ministry under the leadership of Campus Minister Tom Baier, Brother Louis Couvillon, S.C., Brother Carl Bouchereau, S.C., and Mrs. Cissy Yakelis.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this day such a huge success!

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