New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor
On January 7, 1815, the eve of the Battle of New Orleans, Ursulines and townsfolk prayed for victory, before the Virgin's statue, now in this National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Ever after, first St. Louis Cathedral and since 1851 in the Ursulines' Chapel, mass of thanksgiving has been sung, on January 8, fulfilling Mother Marie Olivier de Vezin's vow. The statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor brought from France in 1810, was crowned by Archbishop Francis Janssens in 1895, after establishing the Confraternity of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Archbishop John W. Shaw dedicated this votive shrine, January 8, 1924.
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
Location. 29° 56.507′ N, 90° 6.823′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on State Street 0.2 miles south of South Claiborne Avenue (U.S. 90), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2701 State Street, New Orleans LA 70118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulane Stadium (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church Newcomb Pottery Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College (approx. half a mile away); St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gilbert Academy and New Orleans University (approx. one mile away); Mater Dolorosa Church (approx. one mile away); Town of Carrollton (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2017.