March 19 2019

 New Orleans LA – Xavier University of Louisiana will commemorate St. Joseph’s Feast Day Tuesday, March 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center with a display featuring unique Xavier touches.

In lieu of a formal altar, the display will include cuccidati – traditional Sicilian fig-stuffed cookies – prepared by freshmen in Dr. Michael Homan’s “Cities of the Dead” classes, as well as decorative ceramic cuccidati made by students in Mapo Kinnord's class.

The event is free and open to the public.

Donations to XULA St. Joseph’s Altar Committee’s Student Emergency Fund will be accepted from those wishing to contribute. To donate online visit, choose "other" from the dropdown menu and type in "Mission Based Student Emergency Fund.” The Fund Code is 280546.

Visit, like, comment and share the students' work on the XULA SJA Altar Facebook page at