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St. Joseph Church in Ponchatoula unveiled a statue or Our Lady of Purgatory in the church on All Saints Day, Nov. 1. The statue believed to be the only one of its kind in Louisiana shows the Blessed Virgin as she welcomes into heaven those released from the chains of Purgatory. A book was placed in front of the statue where parishioners were able to write the names of loved one to be remembered during the month of November.  Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator