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Pictures from the past

Posted February 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

GIVING PRAISE – Members of the Diocesan Liturgical Dance Troupe give praise to the Lord during the introduction to the Africentric Mass. “We have come because it is time to praise the Lord!” proclaimed Father Cyprian Devold in his homily to the thousands attending the African American Catholic Homecoming on Aug. 26, 1994 at Southern University’s F. G. Clark Activity Center. Photo provided by Archives Department | Diocese of Baton Rouge

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    Pictures from the past

    Children from St. Augustine Church in New Roads carry a banner during the Martin Luther King Jr. march Jan. 15, 2001, reminding all to keep Dr. King’s dream alive.  Martin Luther King Day will be celebrated Jan. 21. Photo from The Catholic Commentator archives 

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    St. Joseph’s Academy, left, as pictured in 1940 at its original downtown Baton Rouge location. The school recently launched its year-long 150th anniversary celebration. right,, women religious are pictured during a luncheon at SJA in 1962. Photo provided by the Archives Department | The Diocese of Baton Rouge