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St. Mary's Assumption

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Address: 2030 Annunciation St., At Josephine, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504/522-6748
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A grandly baroque church that also happens to be where Fr. Francis...

A grandly baroque church that also happens to be where Fr. Francis Seelos, the hero of the yellow fever epidemic of 1867, lies buried.

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Love and Hope dwell within these walls

Beautiful old church and shrine which brings much inspiration and hope to all. Wonderful and caring guides explain history of shrine and instill hope for those for come to find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Harvey LA

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Harvey LA
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Beautiful old church and shrine which brings much inspiration and hope to all. Wonderful and caring guides explain history of shrine and instill hope for those for come to find peace.

Thank southernbelle123
Prairie Village, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had a destination wedding in NOLA and choose to get married in St.Mary's Assumption church of St.Alphonsus Parish. Father Richard Thibodea said our mass and it was spectacular. He has a very genuine personality with a lot of flair! Everyone at the church was very welcoming and organized especially since I was not a member of the church. The... More 

Thank Paige A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a cathedral you should not miss if you are in town!! Gorgeous beyond words!! The artistry, vision and old world craftsmanship of those who built this church makes this one of the greatest churches in New Orleans. Take the tour on Saturdays and visit their shrine.

Thank Shelby C
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A lovely old church. It is co-located with the Old Ursaline Convent. The tour was to be self-guided, but there was a lady there, perhaps a volunteer and she pointed out many things we would not have known..such as the beautiful ceiling was discovered when a deteriorating ceiling was removed and underneath was the lovely ceiling you see today. Also... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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199 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The church itself is beautiful inside. Decorated in classic Roman Catholic style, very relaxing and peaceful. Attached to church, is the actual shrine of Fr. Francis Xavier Seelos. There you can see his coffin and a nice statue seated on a bench, begging for an Instagram selfie ;) Across the courtyard from the church is a visitors, information, exhibit area... More 

1 Thank Stephen F
Fairbanks, Alaska
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The beauty of St. Alphonsus will leave you speechless! Rather unassuming outside, once you enter those doors it a an entirely different world. The area can be a bit sketchy so be aware but don't let it stop you from seeing this magnificent edifice.

1 Thank Architecture_Lover
Southold, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Yes, you have most likely seen the inside of St Louis Cathedral but you should REALLY take some time to see St. Mary's Assumption Church. (look it up on google, I can not do it justice) It is a beautiful active Cathoilic Church that has been restored to its past beauty!!!! The photos you see only do the church a... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2004

This church is truly beautiful. My wife and I went to Mass there on the recomendation of a tour guide. The church is constructed of the most wonderful brickwork and the interior is magnificent, especially the altar with its massive reredos depicting the assumption of the Virgin Mary. The church is beautifully decrepit in that New Orleans sort of way.... More 

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