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The St. Joseph's Altar
The St. Joseph's Altar

This is the St. Joseph's Altar located at St. Francis Xavier Church in Metairie, Louisiana annually on March 19 the feast day of St. Joseph.



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Head of the Altar
Head of the Altar

The St. Joseph's Day Altar began as a custom brought to New Orleans by Sicilian immigrants. The head of the altar is built on three levels symbolizing the Holy Trinity. A statue of St. Joseph is placed at the top.



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Memorial Cake
Memorial Cake

Cakes dedicated to the loss of loved ones adorn the altar.



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Beloved Deacon
Beloved Deacon

This cake is dedicated to Deacon Ed Coudrain, teacher of children, beloved chaplain.



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Prayerful Angel
Prayerful Angel

The legend claims during the Middle Ages a terrible drought and famine plagued the people of Sicily destroying crops. Through the intercession of St. Joseph, the rains came replentishing the land.



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Blessed Grains
Blessed Grains

Breads are the main focus of the altar and can be found in a variety of shapes and designs.



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The Lamb Cake
The Lamb Cake

The lamb cake is a familiar memorial cake on the St. Joseph's Altar.



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Tears
Tears

Today individuals who work on the St. Joseph's Altar are fufilling their own promises for special intentions. One of the traditions of the altar entails begging for the supplies to build the altar.



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St.Lucy's Bread
St.Lucy's Bread

A pie having eyes cut out of the top crust or an open fig cake with an eye made from pastry symbolizes St. Lucy - the patron saint of eyes and eyesight.



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St. Joseph
St. Joseph

St. Joseph is the earthly father of Jesus and husband of Mary.



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