Tribute to Henriette Delille

delille_sdelille1_sOnce cannonized, Henriette Delille will have the distinction of being the first saint to have been born in New Orleans. She was born in 1812, and at a young age, she formed a small group of devoted women who dedicated themselves to the service of slave children, the elderly, and the poor. This group eventually became the Sisters of the Holy Family Order. The Order still exists today in Louisiana, Texas, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Belize, Central America, and Benin City, West Africa. Henriette died in 1862 at the age of 50.

These two new stained glass windows appear in St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. They were designed and fabricated by Ruth Goliwas, a New Orleans artist.