St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

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Grand Coteau

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337-662-5275
1821 Academy Rd.
Grand Coteau, LA 70541

Academy of the Sacred Heart + Shrine of St. John Berchmans

Visit the site of one of the only documented miracle in the United States in which an apparition appeared and the second-oldest school in the U.S. west of the Mississippi. On your tour, you'll visit the main building which houses the Shrine of St. John Berchmans where Mary Wilson was miraculously healed by then Blessed John Berchmans. In fact, the new boy's school is named in his honor.

Founded in 1821, under the direction of Saint Philippine Duchesne, the Academy has remained in continuous operation through fire, epidemic, and war. Unearth these stories from the past while visiting the Academy's museum and cemetery. Also, discover the institution's history as a "colored school" for ex-slaves, dedicated to transitioning students to freedom and self-sufficiency. Beyond the beautiful formal gardens and alley of oaks, lies a fascinating history waiting to be told. 

Tours are Monday-Friday 9am-3pm by appointment only | $5 Admission, $1 for students | Contact Sr. Barbara Moreau | Allot 1 hour | Bus parking available

337-662-5275
1821 Academy Rd.
Grand Coteau, LA 70541