Monthly Archives: November 2016

All Souls Day

On All Souls Day, we remember the lives of our ancestors and loved ones who have died and pray for their souls. These are the funeral records from the Sacramental Registers of Ste. Livrade Church in France and St. Landry Church in Opelousas, LA. While their tombs are no longer

Marie Rouensa

On All Saints Day or La fête de la Toussaint, we can remember Marie Rouensa, the great grandmother of the matriarch of the Vidrine family in LA – the young bride of Jean Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines, Elisabeth de Moncharvaux. Marie Rouensa has never been officially canonized as a Saint, but