Only in Memory17 CommentsThis is St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, connected to the lovely private school where I taught in Houma, Louisiana.The church, built in the 1890s, withstood storms like Hurricane Gustav in 2008.This is St. Matthew’s early Thursday morning.Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmail
Jody Hedlund says
Oh no!! How horrible, Caroline! Do you know how the fire started?
Heather Sunseri says
Oh, Caroline! That’s horrible. And so very sad for a gorgeous church.
Lauren Bordelon says
Caroline, I’m still thinking about and praying for all the congregation at St. Matt’s. They have been welcomed by many of the churches in Houma to worship in other spaces.
Today is the day the children return to school. Peace with them and in their hearts.
Caroline Starr Rose says
Heartbreaking, isn’t it? It should be several weeks before the cause of the fire is determined.
Lauren, it makes me happy to know this. First Presbyterian, my church, hosted a St. Matt’s wedding on Saturday, and I know Grace Lutheran held services yesterday. My heart is with my kids and colleagues today. It’s weird being away, isn’t it??
Heidi Willis says
I saw your facebook update (or was it twitter?) on this over the weekend. So sad!! What a beautiful old building with so much history.
I’m always thankful disasters can’t steal our memories of the places they destroy.
Sharon Creech says
Lydia Kang says
How horrifying! I hope no one was hurt.
Amanda Hosch says
That is so sad.
How heartbreaking. What a beautiful church.
Sam Van Eman says
Sorry for the loss.
Joanne Fritz says
Oh, that’s terrible! So sorry to hear this.
Karen Strong says
It was a beautiful church. Hopefully the cause isn’t arson and they can rebuild.
Stephanie Cheryl says
I don’t really know what to say other than this is awful. It was such a beautiful church, and I am so sorry.
Dayle James Arceneaux says
The inside was also very beautiful.
Jennifer Shirk says
Oh, my gosh! That makes me so sad. What a beautiful church it was.
Oh that makes me so sad! I hate to see things like that. My aunt and uncle used to live in Houma, that’s a beautiful place, so thick with history.