"The Heart of New Orleans Needs Your Heart" – Gayle Benson
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Our City, Our Cathedral Campaign

is a transformative undertaking by the Catholic Community Foundation that celebrates and cares for the heart and soul of the Crescent City. Prepare to be captivated by the grandeur of our restored St. Louis Cathedral.

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The Our City, Our Cathedral

campaign will allow us to restore St. Louis Cathedral to her former glory and protect her for generations to come.

Our Goal $75000000
  • $45,000,000

    & Repairs

  • $10,000,000

    & Museum

  • $10,000,000

    for Long-Term

  • $10,000,000

    for Operational

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Restoring St. Louis Cathedral

Interest in restoring St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans is getting a boost from Gayle Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises. And to help that effort, she arranged for a collaborative meeting between cathedral architects in New Orleans and Paris.

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Giving Levels

Societies of the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France

Jean-Baptiste de  Bienville society

Jean-Baptiste de 
Bienville society 

Founded the new city “La Nouvelle-Orléans” in the spring of 1718 and with his sword, marked the spot where a future parish church would reside (site of our current St. Louis Cathedral).

Saint Louis iX,  King of France Society

Saint Louis iX, 
King of France Society 
$1,000,000 – 

The sainted King of France and who reigned from 1226 to 1270 and namesake of our St. Louis Cathedral. St. Louis famously penned a letter to his son, urging him to follow his example of caring for the poor and least of his subjects.

Venerable Henriette Delille Society

Venerable Henriette
Delille Society 
$500,000 – $999,999 

A native New Orleanian, who may become the first U.S. born African American saint. Mother Henriette DeLille prayed often at the St. Louis Cathedral and founded the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1842. She lived her holy life caring for the sick, the orphaned, the aged and the forgotten.

Pere Antoine Society

Pere Antoine Society 
$250,000 – $499,999 

A beloved and widely respected Spanish Capuchin friar who served as the pastor of St. Louis Cathedral for more than 40 years (1785-1829). He lived in austerity, serving the poor with fierce leadership of the Cathedral.

St. Joan of Arc Society

St. Joan of Arc Society 
$100,000 – $249,999 

A French peasant girl who, inspired by divine guidance, led the French army in a momentous victory over the British at Orléans in 1429. The “Maid of Orleans” is seen as one of history’s great martyrs and serves as a household inspiration and patroness of our great city.

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