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St.Louis Cathedral



Many of the existing materials, finishes and infrastructure have long exceeded their useful life. The St. Louis Cathedral is currently facing its biggest threat from water intrusion. This has resulted in damage to the historic interior artwork and instability in the structure. Each element of the renovation will work in conjunction with the others to protect against water, now and in the future.




It is necessary to address the building envelope, structural and infrastructural needs prior to the interior restoration.



Cathedral Rectory


The Cathedral Rectory will be transformed into a 
center for visitor and tourist engagement, educational opportunities, and serve as a modern support facility for the St. Louis Cathedral. These renovations will also ensure continued parish operations, ministries, and outreach.  

 The Our City, Our Cathedral Campaign will allow the creation of:





Our responsibility to our St. Louis Cathedral carries well beyond the limits of today. The goal of the Our City, Our Cathedral Campaign is to create two 
$10,000,000 endowments. The nature of an endowment mandates the principal remain intact while the interest generated is available as a permanent funding source. These endowments will allow the St. Louis Cathedral to become the first fully endowed Cathedral in the United States, ensuring this venerable icon remains the preeminent symbol of glory in New Orleans.

Long-Term Maintenance

This endowment is to support the long-term maintenance and upkeep of this treasure we’ve been entrusted. 

Operating Expenses

The financial resources received at the Cathedral are not sufficient to meet the day-to-day operating expenses. The Our City, Our Cathedral Campaign will establish an endowment to support ongoing operating expenses for the St. Louis Cathedral.

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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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