Do you know where to find ‘Touchdown Jesus’ in New Orleans?

Some believe divine intervention played a role in the Saints' Super Bowl win.

In New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral stands as one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. However, there’s a story about a statue behind the cathedral with special ties to the New Orleans Saints.

Royal Carriages tour guide Ron Amades explains the statue is known locally as New Orleans’ own “Touchdown Jesus.”

In the garden behind St. Louis Cathedral, in the French Quarter, you’ll find the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue. The statue depicts Jesus with outstretched hands.

Amades says the night before the Saints’ Super Bowl win in 2010, the then-Archbishop of New Orleans delivered a special prayer for the Saints.

Once the Saints pulled off the Super Bowl win, the statue was affectionately renamed “Touchdown Jesus.”

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Posted by St. Louis Cathedral – Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The St. Louis Cathedral is one of New Orleans’ most notable landmarks over looking Jackson Square.

According to the website, “the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States.”

 

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