Faithful gather for Mass at the grotto of Assumption Grotto Parish for the Feast of the Assumption on Aug. 15, 2012. The grotto, as it stands today, was dedicated in 1881 and renovated and rededicated in 2002.
This vintage linen postcard, circa 1940s, depicts Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (St. Mary's) Catholic Church in Middlebury, Vermont. The parish was founded in 1838, and the Romanesque-revival stone building was dedicated in 1912.
Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of
Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You've Never Heard Of: For residents in Assumption Parish, the boiling, gas-belching bayou, with its expanding toxic sinkhole and quaking earth is no longer a mystery; but there is little comfort in knowin