Nonco Foundation

Blessed Mother
From the prayer card of
Cecile Pelafigue LeBlanc
10-20-1918 - 4-25-1211

Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help, and sought Thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of virgins, My Mother! To Thee I come; before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. Oh, Mother of the Word Incarnate! Despise not my petitions, but, in Thy mercy, Hear and answer me.
With a burning desire to see Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue canonized, Jerry Richard, native of Arnaudville, presently residing in Baton Rouge, began exploring the possibility of forming a group to work on canonizing Nonco. Jerry's mother, Wilma Miller Richard, was one of Nonco's devoted followers and relatives.  Jerry had accompanied her each month as she delivered the Sacred Heart Leaflets which Nonco cherished.

On June 6, 2012, Jerry filed the Articles of Incorporation with the Louisiana Secretary of State. The process is long but it must be started. Join the Foundation and work to keep Nonco's legacy alive. With prayers, hard work, and Nonco looking over our shoulders, anything is possible!

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Mission Statement

Board of Directors

To provide religious, educational and charitable programs which will continue the work of Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue and to explore his beatification and canonization for his tireless work of spreading his message of love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, especially to those who are dealing with the hardships of life and to strengthen and grow the Catholic faith.

Adopted by the Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors at its meeting on June 6, 2012.


  • Build an historical archive of the documents, photographs and artifacts regarding Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue, the Little Flower School, its teachers and students, St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church and the League of the Sacred Heart to which the pious and devout man of God devoted his life, ever mindful of giving credit to all individuals who contributed such historical items.
  • Design and maintain a website which will publish the historical information, events and resources, etc., so that anyone, regardless of location, will have access to the legacy of Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue and the programs of this Foundation and how to become active members of the Foundation.
  • Build a Memorial Prayer Garden in the Arnaudville community to provide a peaceful and contemplative place for local citizens and for visitors to become educated about the life and legacy of Nonco.
  • Establish a Scholarship Fund for seminarians and candidates to the Religious Life.
  • Hold community events promoting Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue's contribution to the Arnaudville community which will benefit participants of all ages.
  • Further the religious work started by Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue in the League of the Sacred Heart and in the Catholic Church to encourage more participation in both.
  • Conduct activities to bring together community organizations which will at the same time further the missions of the various organizations and ultimately enhance the message of love that Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue spread through his ministry.
  • Encourage family members, citizens and interested parties to participate on committees of the Foundation which will provide potential members of the Board of Directors.
  • Maintain finances on a sound basis.
  • Maintain all records of the organizations and permit complete transparency in all of the Foundation's dealings.
  • Build a membership base of qualified individuals who will provide staff and who will assist in planning programs for the Foundation.
  • Incorporate the French language in all programs of the Foundation since this was Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue's native language.
  • Develop evaluations of all facets of the organization in order to improve the programs of the Foundation.
  • The ultimate objective of the Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue Foundation is his beatification and canonization.
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