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New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Circa 1941

 
 
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Inscription.
St. Peter's College, a Catholic boys' school, opened on September 9, 1918, and educated young men in grades 1-12. The first commencement was held on June 20, 1922. Inaugural faculty members were Brother A. Arsenius (principal), Brother A. Xavier, Brother A. Louis, Brother Anselm, and Brother Gustavus. In 1941 this Grotto was built through the efforts of Brother August, FSC, Mrs. Yvonne Patout, and Mr. Eugene Guillot. The only remaining structure from St. Peter's College, the Grotto includes the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes donated in memory of François Dencausse and the statue of Saint Bernadette in memory of Antoine Ackal. This site commemorates the apparitions of Our Lady in Lourdes, France, in 1858.

French:
La Grotte de Notre-Dame de Lourdes
circa 1941
Le College Saint-Pierre, une école catholique de garçons qui ouvrit ses le 9 septembre 1918, offrait une éducation aux jeunes hommes de la 1ere à la 12eme année d’etudes. Les premiers diplômes furent décernés le 20 juin 1922. Les premiers enseignants furent Frère A. Arsenius, Directeur, Frère A. Xavier, Frère A. Louis, Frère Anselm, et Frère Gustave. En 1941 cette grotte fut construite avec les efforts de Frère Auguste, FSC, de Mme Yvonne Patout et de M. Eugène Guillot. Elle est la seule structure restante du Collège Saint-Pierre. La grotte comprend
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English translation
la statue de Notre-Dame de Lourdes donnée en mémoire de François Dencausse et la statue de Sainte-Bernadette en mémoire d'Antoine Ackal. Ce site commémore les apparitions de la vierge qui se produisirent à Lourdes, en France, en 1858.

Spanish:
La Gruta de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes
circa 1941
El Colegio de San Pedro, una escuela católica para niños, fue inaugurado el 9 de septiembre del año 1918, y educaba a los jóvenes desde los grados 1-12. La primera graduación fue el día 20 de junio del año 1922. Los primeros miembros de la facultad fueron el Hermano A. Arsenius (el Director), el Hermano A. Xavier, el Hermano A. Louis, el Hermano Anselmo, y el Hermano Gustavus. En 1941 esta grotto fue construído con los esfuerzos del Hermano August, FSC, la Sr. Yvonne Patout, y el Sr. Eugene Guillot. La única estructura que aun queda del Colegio San Pedro es la Gruta que incluye la estatua de Nuestra Sra. de Lourdes que fue donada en memoria de François Dencausse y la estatua de San Bernadette en memoria de Antoine Ackal. Este lugar conmemora las apariciones de Nuestra Señora en Lourdes, Francia, en 1858.

Donated in Loving memory of their parents by the children of William Joseph Trappey and Cleo Viator Trappey
 
Erected 2012 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
 
Location.
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French and Spanish translation.
30° 0.187′ N, 91° 48.834′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 182) near Civic Center Circle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located across Civic Center Circle from Iberia Main Branch Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 East Main Street, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Peter's College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original New Iberia Fire Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); New Iberia (within shouting distance of this marker); Becoming New Iberia (within shouting distance of this marker); Félicité (within shouting distance of this marker); Frédéric Henri Duperier (within shouting distance of this marker); The Weeks' Grove (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shadows-On-The Teche (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
 
More about this marker. One of twenty-one trilingual historical markers (Spanish, French and English) located throughout New Iberia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2016.
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