Saint Joseph Abbey is located on a 1,200-acre site four miles north of Covington, LA. At the Christian Life Center (CLC), the monks extend their hospitality to groups who seek the peace and solitude of a monastic setting to develop their spirituality. The surrounding grounds and pine forests offer opportunities for quiet and reflective leisure to each retreatant.

Retreats have been hosted at the CLC for over 40 years, and we now offer Abbey-sponsored group league retreats for Men, Women, Married Couples and Mixed Groups. We also offer bookings for diocesan, corporate, and arts programs, as well as those sponsored by churches of differing faiths.

The Abbey CLC welcomes people of all faiths (18 years or older) and can accommodate 42 retreatants in individual rooms, each with a private bath. The CLC houses all guest rooms, chapel, library and dining room under one roof. All meals are served at the CLC and all linens are supplied. Of course, the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours are always open to all in the Abbey Church.

The Abbey-sponsored league retreats are intended to reach each retreatant where each one's needs lie, with time for quiet, reflection and prayer. Please refer to the "Retreat League" section of this site for more information, including a schedule of these retreats.

If interested, please inquire with the CLC Office about the Triduum Retreat held each year from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday.

To reach the CLC Office, please call 985 892-3473 or e-mail us at clc@sjasc.edu.

Member of the Association of Benedictine Retreat Centers