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Facebook Posts: Follow the Gaudet Community Grant Recipients

Four organizations received Gaudet Community Grants. We are catching up with them through Facebook: St. Anna’s, New Orleans St. Anna’s received two grants to support their Anna’s Place ministry. One was to support after school programming which is an arts-integrated, project-learning curriculum developed by a music educator in conjunction with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Carnegie […]

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2017 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announced the awarding of seven community grants. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities for African American children within the Diocese of Louisiana. The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana is proud to honor the legacy of Mrs. Frances Joseph Gaudet, a turn-of-the century educator and […]

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Motherwork: A Homily on Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet

Lindsey Ardrey, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana Commission on Racial Reconciliation Co-chairperson Delivered on January 11th, 2017 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans.   One morning on my way into work, I was walking across the street to St. George’s School for chapel doing my “Self-important” walk.  You know the walk, when you’re really […]

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2017 Gaudet Community Grant Application Now Available

Gaudet Community Grant Applications Available Application due January 31, 2017 The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana desires to fund not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities for African American children within the Diocese of Louisiana. Not-for-profit organizations and agencies are eligible and encouraged to apply. The period of funding is for one calendar year (January […]

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Facebook Post Roundup: Gaudet Fund Community Grants Summer 2016

It was an active summer serving God in this community, especially for those ministries and organizations that received a Gaudet Community Grant. The Gaudet Community Grant was awarded to seven organization that provide education opportunities for African-American children within the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. More information about the Gaudet Fund can be found here: http://www.edola.org/gaudet-fund/ Take […]

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2016 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announced the awarding of seven community grants. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities for African American children within the Diocese of Louisiana. The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana is proud to honor the legacy of Mrs. Frances Joseph Gaudet, a turn-of-the century educator and […]

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Historical Photographs of the Gaudet Normal & Industrial School

The New York Public Library announced in January 2016 that over 180,000 out-of-copyright items in their collection were being released and have been made available as digital download to the public. Among the collection are photographs of the Gaudet Normal & Industrial School. See the collection here.

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Speaking to the Soul: Call to Action

As I was reviewing the readings for December 30th, the Feast of Frances-Joseph Gaudet (Educator and Prison Reformer) I was struck by how often God requires a human act before God’s power is loosed in the world. In the story of the crossing of the Red Sea, God doesn’t act alone to part the waters […]

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Photographs & Video: Feast of Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet

The Diocese of Louisiana is honored to continue the legacy of Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet. Every year a service is held in her honor at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans. The service was organized by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Racial Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. Participating in the […]

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Courageous Choices: A Sermon for the Feast of Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet

by The Rev. LeBaron Taylor Feast of Frances Joseph Gaudet, Holy Eucharist II, December 27, 2015, 4 pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, New Orleans, LA “Courageous Choices” In the name of the one God, creator, redeemer and sustainer. Amen.  “Lord, when was it we saw you?” (Mt. 25:37)  (Pray: come Holy Spirit, empty me of […]

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Annual Celebration of Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet

Dear Sisters and Brothers, As we prepare to enter into the second week of Advent, I hope that you have been able to find some time for reflection and prayer. It is not lost on me how busy this season can be. Nothing about church life in December is uncomplicated. And, yet, these weeks leading […]

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2015 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

  On April 21, the Gaudet Committee announced the awarding of seven community grants. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities for African American children within the Diocese of Louisiana.  The 2015 Gaudet Community Grant recipients are:   A’s & Aces Pathway to College is a sports-based youth development program […]

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Frances Joseph Gaudet Scholarship Applications Are Now Available for the 2015-2016 School Year

Purpose The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana through the Gaudet Scholarship Program awards scholarships to advance the education of black African American students by providing need-based partial scholarships for attending primary and secondary schools that offer rigorous curricula in preparation for entry to and completion of college.   Scholarship Guidelines Frances Joseph Gaudet scholarships are to […]

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Gaudet Community Grant Applications Due January 31, 2015

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana desires to fund not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities for African American children within the Diocese of Louisiana. Not-for-profit organizations and agencies are eligible and encouraged to apply. Grant applications are now available and carry the application deadline of January 31. The period of funding is for […]

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