St. Joseph Altars part of Louisiana heritage since Sicilians first arrived here in 1880s

Mar 13, 2015 860

Local chefs and grocers are helping keep alive the tradition of St. Joseph Altars, including the one at the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center in Baton Rouge.

The center “depends on the goodwill of the community and volunteers for the food that’s served,” said Debi Grymes, who coordinates the volunteer efforts for the altar. The altar, sponsored in conjunction with The Sister Dulce Foundation, features traditional Sicilian fare.

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