Saint Roch Cemetery in New Orleans Bywater, Great Visit

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Real Estate Agent with Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.

Saint Roch Cemetery

Bywater/ Marigny Neighborhood

New Orleans, La.

      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.

Comments (2)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Such beautiful works of art and tributes to those laid to rest.  Thank you for sharing.

Feb 09, 2022 08:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Eric... love these kinds of cemeteries... always said that's how I'd like to be laid to rest!

Feb 09, 2022 09:54 AM