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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Saint Francis de Sales Church

St. Francis de Sales Church Marker image. Click for full size.
March 5, 2010
1. St. Francis de Sales Church Marker
Inscription.  Mother Church in the civil parish of Terrebonne, St. Francis de Sales was founded in 1847. The intrepid zeal of the Reverend Canon Charles Menard, Apostle of Lafourche and Terrebonne, laid the foundation of this Parish. During the tenure of Fr. Z. Leveque, first pastor, this church was dedicated to Almighty God under the title of St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Catholic Press, priest of God, Bishop of Geneva, true Pastor of souls, Defender of the Faith. Fr. August Vanderbilt (1914-1938) inspired the people of God to erect this present ediface in 1936. During this Bicentennial year the people of God of St. Francis de Sales rededicate themselves to the ideals of their founding fathers.
Erected 1976 by Archdiocese Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 29° 35.696′ N, 90° 43.359′ W. Marker is in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Verret Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on Verret
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March 5, 2010
2. St. Francis de Sales Church
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Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Goode Street, Houma LA 70360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1834-1934 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fifth Districts High School (approx. ¼ mile away); A History of Terrebonne Parish (approx. ¼ mile away); When Oysters Were King (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bayou Terrebonne (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Acadian Upheaval (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
<i>Cemetery and St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Houma, La.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
3. Cemetery and St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Houma, La.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2015. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2015.   3. submitted on July 24, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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