Homes for the Dead in New Orleans, St. Roch Cementery

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Real Estate Agent with Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.

St. Roch Cemetery

 

Bywater-Marigny New Orleans

 

Historic Homes for the Dead 

                                

      St. Roch Cemetery was founded by Reverend P.L. Thevis in 1874. During one of New Orleans’ Yellow Fever outbreaks, the patron saint of protection from epidemics, Saint Roch, was prayed to and was asked to protect the people of New Orleans during this epidemic. When nobody from the Reverend’s Church died of Yellow Fever, Thevis founded this Cemetery, as part of his promise to Saint Roch. He promised that if Saint Roch would keep his people safe, he would build a chapel to Saint Roch. This Chapel is now inside of St. Roch Cemetery.

 

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New Orleans is so fascinating!  Thanks for the gorgeous photos of this historical site!

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That is an amazing cemetery, Eric. Reminds me of Ricoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires, which I found an awesome experience and the Passy cemetery in Paris, which I used to walk around, as well.

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