St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Notre Dame De Perpetuel Secours Church
(Established in 1938)
This parish was one of the sites proposed by Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, to afford a place of work for African-American priests ordained in the United States in 1934. Rev. Maurice Rousseve, SVD and his successor, Rev. Anthony C. Bourges, SVD of the Society of the Divine Word, both members of that historic class, became the first and second African-American pastors of Notre Dame Parish. Their leadership and that of their successors produced a thriving center of Catholicity, rich in faith, culture, and tradition.
Location. 30° 7.102′ N, 91° 49.778′ W. Marker is in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in St. Martin Parish. Marker is at the intersection of St. Martin Street and Gray Street, on the right when traveling north on St. Martin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Gary Street, Saint Martinville LA 70582, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Castillo Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (approx. Evangeline Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deportation Cross (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Martin Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Martinville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Evangeline Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Martinville.
More about this marker. Address is official address of church.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2018.