January 28, 2023 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mule Barn - Destrehan Plantation
St. Charles Borromeo 300 Anniversary Celebration
Cocktail hour (beeer & wine cash bar)
Father Paret in His Own Words - narrated by Daniel Castoriano
Music by Opera Creole
$60 Per Ticket
Father Paret's Book in His Own Words - Father Joseph Paret, the pastor of the Little Red Church for 21 years; from (1847-1868), wrote Mon Journal d'Amerique, a collection of correspondence with his family back home in France. Translated from French to English by Daniel Castoriano, the correspondence includes vignettes from Father Paret's daily life, his thoughts about the people of his parish and connections to several notables events and families. This presentation provides a rare opportunity to hear remarkable stories about the 1800's written by someone who personally experienced the everyday life, joys and heartaches of the time.