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by Amber Autumn
June 23, 2005
The St. Louis Cathedral has Masson Sunday at 10am and earlier. Once you enter the doors, you see a small area where candles can be lit for special occasions. Past this, a statue of an angel holds out the bowl of holy water, where you can see a gilded and spectacular altar. The ceiling is breathtaking. Designed in colorful scenes and Latin writing, you can see "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus: Dominous Deus Saboath." Or else, I think that's the last word. If you sit in the front pew on the left side, you can be on TV!
For those who don't know, the St. Louis Cathedral is a cemetery! It contains the remains of the only colonial governor buried in Louisiana. I'm not sure if that's who's under the small table, before the altar, where the priest says Mass, but there is somebody under there. Religious men and women, as well as the wealthy, were buried in this place. The first person to be buried was a French engineer by the name of Adrien de Pauger. The last person to be buried in these walls was the Archbishop Rummel in 1964.
I found out who was the Louisiana governor buried in the cathedral! Manuel Luis Gayoso, one of Spain's best diplomats. He had a short office from 1797 to 1799. He died at the age of 48 from yellow fever.
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