MANY ARE WONDERING IF THE MARCH 11TH FLOOD AT SAINT JOSEPH ABBEY AFFECTED SAINT JOSEPH WOODWORKS. IN THE VIDEO BELOW, DEACON MARK COUDRAIN, DIRECTOR OF WOODWORKS, EXPLAINS THAT JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER THE FLOOD, WOODWORKS WAS FULLY OPERATIONAL. MARK AND HIS NUMEROUS VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TO WORK HARD TO ENSURE THEY HAVE ENOUGH CASKETS AND URNS IN STOCK. GIVE WOODWORKS A CALL AT 985-867-5161 TO FIND OUT HOW THEY CAN HELP MEET YOUR NEEDS.

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SAINT JOSEPH WOODWORKS

For more than 100 years, the abbey has maintained and cultivated an abiding spiritual presence in southern Louisiana that is manifested in our daily rhythms of prayer and witness through a life of simplicity. One physical symbol of the simple Benedictine life of prayer has been the pine caskets in which we monks are buried.

Over the years, the abbey has been asked to produce these caskets for individuals and has done so only on a very small scale and to select friends. Today, in an effort to support the needs of the abbey and to help maintain its communal life and apostolates, we now make available to the general public a line of cypress caskets under the name Saint Joseph Woodworks. We also hope that this enterprise will serve as a witness, to educate the greater community to the true meaning of death as taught by our Catholic faith.

Pictures, pricing, availability, and additional information are available on our website. Answers to commonly asked questions can be found by clicking here, or you can contact us by phone at 985-867-5161, or by e-mail at woodworks@sjasc.edu, for further information.