Tuesday 26 March 2019

USA Investiture in New Orleans

The Grand Priory of the USA recently held its annual Investiture in New Orleans in the splendid church of St Mary, the Chapel of the Old Ursuline Convent built in 1845.
Cadetes formed an honour guard for the procession as new members were admitted and promotions awarded.

Some of the Chaplains of the USA with Prince Charles-Philippe de Orléans and Princess Clotilde.
Also pictured, British Chaplain General and Chaplain to the Governing Council, Fr Henry.

A side chapel in the church is dedicated to St Lazarus and provides a spiritual home for the Grand Priory.

H.E. Thierry Pauquet of Villejust, Grand Prior of the USA.

A celebratory Dinner was held afterwards in the Ballroom of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the heart of the historic French Quarter. It was once a convent for the Sisters of the Holy Family.

A newly invested Chaplain of Eastern Rite.

Picturesque and historic New Orleans

 The Cathedral of St Louis, 
where members of the Order were welcomed to Mass on Sunday morning by the Archbishop, 
the Most Rev'd. Gregory Aymond.

The Grand Priory of the USA currently supports five major charitable endeavors throughout the country.