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Mass of Petition held in celebration of Charlene Richard

Charlene Richard
Posted at 4:54 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 17:54:24-04

A Mass of Petition will be held tonight, August 9, in Richard celebrating the life of Charlene Richard, the "Little Cajun Saint."

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of her death.

The Mass will begin at 6:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard. A rosary will be prayed beginning at 5:30 prior to the start of Mass.

The Mass is held each year by the Friends of Charlene Richard Association.

Thousands of people from around the world make the pilgramage to Richard's grave each year. The "Little Cajun Saint" is said to have performed several miracles during her short life and is believed by the faithful to continue to work miracles in death.

Charlene died of acute lymphatic leukemia on August 11, 1959 at the age of 12.

Her family has been working to get her canonized by the Catholic Church.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, a live stream of the Mass will be available on the home page of