Southeast Louisiana has a culture as old as any here in the United States. The French-Catholic culture that defined people’s lives in the early eighteenth century is still alive and well today. Along Bayou Lafourche, this culture was especially evident on a mild Saturday afternoon in mid-April. The local Catholic church in Golden Meadow – Our Lady of Prompt Succor – was celebrating their 100-year anniversary. The whole community showed up to celebrate with them.

One aspect of the celebration was the Blessing of the Fleet, which we were honored to be a part of. Want to know more about our experience? Read the whole post on Slices of America, where this article first appeared.