New Orleans – Uptown: Loyola University – Most Holy Name of Jesus Church
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Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, or McDermott Memorial Church, at 5601 St. Charles Avenue, is a Catholic parish founded in 1866 by Fr. John O’Shanahan, SJ. The current neo-Gothic structure was inspired by the Canterbury Cathedral and dedicated on December 9, 1918.
Loyola University New Orleans, a private, Jesuit university, was established as Loyola College in 1904, and chartered as a university in 1912. It bears the name of the Jesuit patron, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola is one of 28 member institutions that make up the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and, with its current enrollment of approximately 5000 students, is among the larger Jesuit universities in the southern United States.