Spirit Articles

Our Lady of Lourdes Invests in Acadiana’s Children

Louisiana summers are relentless, but Acadiana families have a brand-new respite, Our Lady of Lourdes Interactive Water Adventure at Moncus Park. The $1.5 million outdoor gift from Our Lady of Lourdes to Acadiana’s families is specially designed to meet the wants and...

International Roots of Our Health System

Our health system was founded by immigrant missionaries who traveled from France, to Louisiana.  In 1911, these six brave women, devoted to care of the sick, traveled by steamship from France to Louisiana. During the two-week journey to the U.S., these Franciscan...

Women at the Helm of Healthcare: A Tradition of Providing Healing and Hope for Our Communities

Our Sisters were unquestionably pioneers—women, founding a healthcare system in the deep South—proving beyond doubt that women can be exceptional leaders.Our health system’s story began more than 110 years ago when the traveled from Europe and established Louisiana as...

Lenten Spiritual Disciplines for Health and Wellness

The season of Lent is a journey within the Christian calendar, the 40 days plus six Sundays leading up to Easter. That liturgical season is primarily focused on the process of spiritual growth, movement from one state of being to another, movement from one point of...