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Madonna Chapel in Bayou Goula (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, 30.2363114, -91.1406268

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-01-29

Duration: 00:06:40

Subjects: Madonna Chapel (Bayou Goula, La.) | CHURCHES | Places of worship | Catholic Church | History | Religion


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Roppolo, A.J. Interviewee
  • Roppolo, Mitzie Interviewee
  • Daigle, Alvin Joseph "Pecan" Interviewee
  • Franklin, Jack Interviewee


This segment from the January 29, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the Madonna Chapel in Bayou Goula, one of the smallest churches in the world. Whinham talks to A.J. Roppolo and Mitzie Roppolo about the history of the church and their role as caretakers of the church. He also speaks to volunteers Alvin Joseph “Pecan” Daigle and Jack Franklin about their role in maintaining the church and the annual Feast of the Assumption mass. This story is a part of the “Places of Worship” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford