South Louisiana History & Culture

Bayou Teche snake sculpture inspired by Chitimacha legend

    In Breaux Bridge, La., on the bank of the Bayou Teche sits a remarkable granite sculpture of a legendary snake. The body of the snake is designed to follow the exact shape and route of the bayou as it winds its way through the Teche Country of south Louisiana – from Port Barre and Breaux Bridge through New Iberia, Franklin and Morgan City.

    The sculpture was inspired by a Chitimacha legend involving a huge snake, many miles long, that was...



Pope John Paul II's big mistake about women 
in the priesthood

    The late Pope John Paul II may have been a great man in many respects, even a saint, but like every finite human being, he made his share of mistakes.

    He made a monumental error in declaring that women could never be priests. His 1994 apostolic letter, "𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰 𝘚𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴," asserted that "this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church's faithful." So, many people around the world took this statement to be infallible, to be heeded without question or discussion...


Motivation/ Inspiration

‘Pistol Pete’s’ profound
message to LSU ball players

    "Pistol Pete" Maravich was invited to give a motivational talk to Coach Dale Brown's LSU basketball team before a big game sometime in the mid-1980s.

    It turned out not to be the talk Coach Brown and the players were expecting of this basketball superstar, who had played for LSU from 1967 to 1970.

    First, Pete ticked off all his worldly accomplishments: College All-American, led...


Spirituality & Enlightenment

A Prayer for Mom

    𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙇𝙤𝙧𝙙, 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨.

     𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙙𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨.

    𝙍𝙚𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙖𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨. 𝙍𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮, 𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡.

    𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣...


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