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Ascension of Our Lord Church in Donaldsonville produced a “Roots of Faith” play concerning the history of Ascension Catholic schools on April 28 and 30 as part of its “Restore the Convent” fundraiser. This scene depicts Sister Mary Austin, of the Daughters of Charity, played by Kristen Landry, and Father Verrino, played by Father Joseph Vu, parochial vicar, Ascension of Our Lord, beside Marie Roux, played by Clotilde Cantin, in a coma in her bed along with children mourning over her illness – the 1853 yellow fever epidemic that struck more than 10,000 in the greater New Orleans area. Her healing took place on December 8, 1854, the proclamation and feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator