Echoes of Carmel

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

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

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick’s Day

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick's Day
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...

Give Up or Get Better? Lent Reflections

Give Up or Get Better? Lent Reflections
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...

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