St. Augustine Church, New Orleans

St. Augustine Catholic Church of New Orleans is in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The parish was founded in 1841 under the episcopacy of Bishop Antoine Blanc, who later served as New Orleans' first Archbishop. Established by free people of color, who also bought pews for slaves, this is the oldest African-American Catholic parish in the nation. It was one of the first 26 sites designated on the state's Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

The property on which St. Augustine stands was once part of the Claude Tremé plantation. It is now one of two Catholic parishes in the Faubourg Tremé. The church is located on Saint Claude Street at Governor Nicholls Street, a few blocks from North Rampart Street and the French Quarter. It was designed by the French architect J.N.B. de Pouilly, who worked on the expansion and renovation of the more famous St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square.
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  • This beautiful church was built in 1841 by free people of color and from that time to the present has served as a spiritual home and beacon of hope in the historic neighborhood of Treme. All are welco...  more »
  • Beautiful mass much less sanctimonious in Switzerland in Catholic churches. And of course much more dynamic than ours. The songs are beautiful, but don't expect to the Gospel to the sister act that is not at all. Go as you are me I had than orange shoes and I was a bit disturbing but nobody nothing told me :-) People greet each other at the beginning of the mass is very friendly great experience. The Church is crowded with tourists 50-50 I think
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  • Or maybe not so quiet in my particular experience! It was a hot afternoon at the Treme Fall Festival, and the church with open windows provided the perfect retreat from the heat, whilst still permitti...  more »
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  • Great place. Beautiful singing.
  • The church was closed at the time. However, the exterior (including the Tomb of the Unknown Slave) made the trip worth it!
  • Hi I'm new to the area and was wondering if y'all OK with gay ppl cuz I would like to find a church here??
  • Very warm, spirit filled parish. Uncomprising in Catholic docttine, this parish is clearly at work being Christ to others living and visiting New Orleans. The Sunday Mass was an hour 45 minutes long but most people stayed to listen to the choir and fellowship afterward. I was glad I went.
  • I attended mass here a couple of months ago. I've never felt the holy spirit like I did that day!! It brought me to tears!! I will be attending Christmas mass for sure!!

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