Friday, December 12, 2014

MARIE LAVEAU AND THIBODAUX

A group of women who restored a 19th century Voodoo queen's tomb are now working in a Thibodaux cemetery.

Employees of the New Orleans-based Bayou Preservation will be at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery off of Jackson Street on Saturday. They said this will be their fourth visit since the church hired them to restore some of the tombs, some of which are 100 years or older.
That's our cemetery, next to St John's Episcopal Church.  St. John's is not just the burial spot for members of our church but, for many years, was and is known as the Protestant cemetery for the Thibodaux area. Older tombs are falling apart, and are now being restored through the restoration project, which began several years ago and continues now as funds are available.


The cloud of witnesses in the cemetery is filled with peaceful spirits, and it's a lovely spot to meditate. On a day of prayer and quiet time St John's, I spent the breaks for time alone for contemplation in the cemetery, but I was not really alone.

4 comments:

JCF said...

Did you ever see "American Horror Story: Coven", Mimi? I would be curious on your take on their take of NOLA culture, inc Marie Laveau (as portrayed by Angela Bassett).

June Butler said...

JCF, I have not. I don't watch horror shows, because they scare me. That's it. I'm a scaredy cat. :-)

Fun and Thoughts said...

Sounds so interesting, June!

June Butler said...

Thanks. St John's Cemetery is a lovely spot. I've long been fond of old cemeteries. They seem such peaceful places. Whatever brought the buried to their places, they are now at rest.