St. Joseph Altars, French Quarter

The altars, representing the Holy Trinity, are divided into three sections with a statue of St. Joseph at the head.  Candles, figurines, flowers, medals and other items are placed around the altar creating a beautiful and abundant effect. Offerings of food are added that are shared usually when the altar is broken down.

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The St. Joseph Altar Society does this block event.  The annual event attendance has grown each year with over 650 people attending in 2016.

 

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Beauregard-Keyes House altar 2018

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Great book on the altars by one of our best photographers.

 

The list of 2018 altars is found here.

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