Photography by John and Kathleen DeMajo
QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY CHAPEL
Ponchatoula, LA. (Originally located in Manchac, LA.)
Of all the churches in the New Orleans area, this one has a most interesting history.The chapel, originally founded by Father John L. Curran, O.P., originally served the small community of Manchac which is located at the pass between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. After some years, it was abandoned as restaurants were built around it. On his death bed, Father Curran made a request of his friend, Mr. Charles Pugh to save the chapel that he so loved. Shortly before the church would have been destroyed by Hurricane Juan, Mr. Pugh moved it to land just south of the town of Ponchatoula, where he restored it and made it available for use by worshipers. Bishop Ott, of the Baton Rouge Diocese, allowed the chapel to remain an operating, consecrated church.
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