Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy 100th Anniversary of Beatification, Joan!

While our krewe is a secular one, we have to acknowledge that Joan was finally given her rightful due by the Catholic Church today, 100 years ago. Congrats, Joan!
(For those of you who don't know, this means she was one step closer to canonization, and was now honored with the title of "Blessed"...not quite "Saint"...almost!)

New Orleans, home of the Joan of Arc statue on Decatur street, and home of the St. Joan of Arc Parade, is celebrating in it own unique way, at the French Quarter Festival, happening as I write this! The sounds of jazz, Cajun music, classical music, blues, and funk are surrounding Joan, giving her a New Orleans' style party!
Not quite the same kind of acknowledgement offered by Notre Dame in 1909, but...a joyous occasion, nonetheless!