Italian Catholic tradition is celebrated in Acadiana

Mar 20, 2017 263

BY: Brooke Silverang

St. Joseph’s Feast is March 19th, but you can see St. Joseph’s Altars set up in places like Vermilionville and other churches across Acadiana.“We always have Saint Joseph’s during Lent, and Lent is a big thing for the Catholics,” says Belle Roullete who is visiting from Valcherie, La.

The history dates back to the late 1800s in Italy, when a famine drove Sicilians to leave their homes and migrate to New Orleans. Jay Steiner, a blacksmith and tour guide at Vermilionville says St Joseph’s Altar became of importance because of the immigrants that ‘reached this land of new opportunity,

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