Golden Meadow, Louisiana: Holy Mary Shrine

Unusual roadside shrine built by Joffery Cochennic to pay tribute to a 1974 miracle, when Mary appeared to him in a local church.

Address:
405 N. Bayou Drive, Golden Meadow, LA
Directions:
On the corner of Cochennic Lane and N. Bayou Drive, LA.
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Holy Mary Shrine.

Holy Mary Shrine

The Holy Mary Shrine.

[Sarah Danford, 01/20/2020]

Mary shrine.

Holy Mary Shrine

While driving down North Bayou Drive having just left Grand Isle, we came across this shrine to Mary.

Jesus with the sacred heart is right across the street looking on to the shrine.

[Yvonne Bosch, 03/11/2011]

Built by Joffery Cochennic in 1979-80 to acknowledge the moment in 1974 when the Virgin Mary appeared to him in a local church. In case you ever wondered, Cochennic observed that she is 5 ft. 8 inches tall, with beautiful deep blue eyes. He was born in 1914, so is getting on in years, but has apparently continued to work on the shrine -- an impressive structure, not some pile of rocks. We appreciate the guidance written on it: "Say the Rosary." Jesus, across the street, is pointing to his chest, in case you didn't notice the flaming heart.


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