>’Cultural traditions’ by Bruce Nolan

>Tweet NOLA – Times Pic: New Orleans Catholic continue ‘cultural tradition’ of visiting 9 churches
“It was 8:30 a.m. and the pigeons were wheeling sharply over St. Mary’s Assumption Church when the school bus braked to a stop on Constance Street. Fifty or so pilgrims in comfortable walking shoes disembarked to begin yet again one of New Orleans’ enduring cultural and religious traditions: walking to nine churches on Good Friday…”

“…Their story is common, told by Toby Wattigney, the organizer and keeper of the modern tradition. In 1943 his grandmother, Eva, began “making nine churches” each Good Friday, praying especially that her three boys at war in the Pacific would return home safely…” URL


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