For years, I’ve seen photos and stories about the elaborate food altars in New Orleans that mark St. Joseph’s Day, celebrated on March 19.
This year, I finally got to visit some. St. Joseph, a carpenter, was the earthly father of Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of many professions and places, including labor unions, travelers, immigrants, and crafts people. He is venerated in a number of countries and regions, most notably Sicily, where a large number of New Orleanians have roots.
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