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8 January 2006 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Battle of New Orleans Mass of Thanksgiving January 8, 2006

Ursuline in New Orleans

Today was the 190th Mass of Thanksgiving for New Orleans being spared in the Battle of New Orleans. In keeping with a promise made by the Ursulines' Mother Superior a Mass is said each year on January 8 and the Te Deum sung. Archbishop Hughes of New Orleans celebrated the Mass and Bishops Muench and Morin assisted.
It was also homecoming for the Ursuline nuns who evacuated following Hurricane Katrina.
The gold statue above the altar is of Our Lady of Prompt Succor and the crowns contain precious jewels donated by the people of New Orleans. They are worn only on this day.
And, sorry to say, we are in another battle of New Orleans--for survival.
This chapel is owned by the Ursuline nuns and is not the property of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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Lee Rudd15-Jan-2006 19:08
fascinating... especially the bit about the crowns. Great quality indoors as well.
Guest 14-Jan-2006 01:14
Excellent available light image!
My wife attended Ursuline Acadamy in the late 70's. Was this Mass conducted there?
JW11-Jan-2006 21:46
Low light images are so rewarding when they come off, and this is as good as they get handheld! Great work.

( I 'Googled' the Battle of New Orleans - fascinating.)
Karen Leaf10-Jan-2006 02:15
You really outdid yourself with this one Coleen,. Must have been a high ISO but no noticeable noise, and the detail is terrific. WTG!
Jackdad09-Jan-2006 21:46
a special occasion, particularly poignant this year.
Neal Nye09-Jan-2006 12:34
What a fine exposure. Very impressive results.
Zak09-Jan-2006 11:50
nice detail!!
Karen Stuebing09-Jan-2006 10:56
The lighting is perfect. I think probably much better than with a flash. You've really captured the solemnity of the occassion. And New Orleans will rise again.
Dennis Hoyne09-Jan-2006 04:37
Lovely image, it could not have been better using flash.
Gayle P. Clement09-Jan-2006 03:40
Really beautiful details.
Guest 09-Jan-2006 02:57
Exquisite architecture. Many a time, I have made it through a long mass by marvelling at the intricacies of classic churches. Beautiful picture.
petesie09-Jan-2006 02:36
You did a fantastic job...hand held, indoors, no flash. This is a beautiful alter and it is always so nice to read your historical commentary. I am sure the nuns are so glad to be back.
Linda Willets09-Jan-2006 01:52
Excellent.. like the warm tones in the photo
J. Scott Coile09-Jan-2006 01:07
Beautiful interior shot!
Guest 09-Jan-2006 01:04