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MCA’s St. Joseph’s Altar is Sicilian Success

MCA's St. Joseph's Altar is Sicilian Success

Echoes Staff

April 1, 2019

The St. Joseph’s Altar has long been an important tradition for Catholics in New Orleans. This tradition originated during the 1800’s because of Sicilian immigrants who suffered from a great famine, praying for relief from hunger to St. Joseph. Many of these immigrants eventually arrived in New Orleans,...

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick’s Day

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick's Day

Destiny Sanders, Echoes Writer

April 1, 2019

Most people don’t know anything about St. Patrick’s Day except to wear green so you don’t get pinched. But there's more to it than that! The History Network explains that St. Patrick’s Day is recognized on March 17 every year to honor the death of Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland....

Give Up or Get Better? Lent Reflections

Give Up or Get Better? Lent Reflections

Audrey Reynaud, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

As I was growing up, Lent was just a time when I was supposed to give up something. Give up chocolate, give up ice cream, give up watching TV past 9 pm. As I grew older, though, I began doing something rather than giving something up. I have began to recognize that though Lent is about sacrifice, i...

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