About St. Dominic Church's Blessed John of Vercelli shrine

Jan 10, 2022 377

BY: Blake Pontchartrain

St. Dominic Catholic Church was originally a mission parish of St. Anthony of Padua Church on Canal Street. As Lakeview grew, St. Dominic was established as a separate parish in 1924. According to its website, the church at that time was located at Harrison Avenue and Catina Street, in a building that also housed St. Dominic School. A new church building (now the school gym) was erected in 1944. The present school building was opened in 1950.

For more than 100 years, St. Dominic Catholic Church and its school the church and school have been overseen by the religious order known as the Dominicans, or Order of Preachers, which leads us to Blessed John of Vercelli. Born as John Garbella in Vercelli, Italy, he was Master General of the Dominican order from 1264 to 1283.

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SOURCE: https://www.nola.com

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