I've lived in the Bayou Liberty section of Slidell for the past 25+ years and enjoy the way it feels like a small village. My daily commute takes me across the scenic and serene Bayou and past St. Genevieve Church.
Running chores on Friday, I was struck by the sight of the church in the first stages of being gutted (click on the pictures to view full sized versions)
I'd been wondering what was to become of the church, which sits on the banks of Bayou Liberty.
Katrina inundated it along with miles of homes that surround the bayou.
Sunday's Times Picayune carried an article about the history and future of the church. All the stained glass has been removed from the current building and used in the new church that the archdiocese is constructing.
Here is the church pre-K
I am happy for the parishoners of St. Genevieve. They are kind, gentle people.