Mar 192014
 
De la Salle's St. Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

De la Salle’s St. Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Altars to Saint Joseph appeared at Catholic churches and schools across New Orleans on Wednesday. Saint Joseph altars are a Catholic tradition brought to New Orleans by Sicilian immigrants in the 19th century.

Candles of St. Joseph (left), Jesus Christ (middle) and the Virgin Mary (right) at De La Salle's St. Joseph Altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Candles of St. Joseph (left), Jesus Christ (middle) and the Virgin Mary (right) at De La Salle’s St. Joseph Altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Joseph candle among food offerings at De La Salle's St. Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Joseph candle among food offerings at De La Salle’s St. Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Food offerings at De La Salle's St. Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Food offerings at De La Salle’s St. Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Saint Joseph's Staff Decorative Italian Bread donation by NOCCA students at St. Stephen's Saint Joseph's altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Saint Joseph’s Staff Decorative Italian Bread donation by NOCCA students at St. Stephen’s Saint Joseph’s altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Stephen's church's Saint Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Stephen’s church’s Saint Joseph altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Saint Joseph picture among statues and more decorative bread created by NOCCA students. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Saint Joseph picture among statues and more decorative bread created by NOCCA students. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Stuffed artichoke offering at St. Stephen's Saint Joseph's altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Stuffed artichoke offering at St. Stephen’s Saint Joseph’s altar. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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