Beginning Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, the Gift Shop will operate with limited days & hours out of the first floor of Borromeo Hall. (Borromeo hall is located just steps away from the rear entrance of the original gift shop)

10/12/16 Update: Gift shop hours on saturday have extended. Now open 9-11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

Temporary hours are:

  • SUNDAY               NOON-  2 PM
  • MONDAY             NOON-  4 PM
  • WEDNESDAY       9 AM-  11 AM
  • THURSDAY           NOON-  4 PM
  • SATURDAY           9 AM-  11 AM; NOON to 4 PM


75376 River Rd.

985 867-2227

The Abbey Gift Shop and Book Store is much more than one might expect from a traditional Catholic shop. The usual devotional rosaries, statues, medals, crucifixes and the like can certainly be found, but the unexpected is what you should always expect when making a visit to this unusual collection of religious goods.

Icons from Russia and Greece, bronze work from Germany, and elegant statues from France are mainstays at the shop. Spanish colonial style paintings from Peru and minimalist statuary from Korea are also regularly available.

The book selection runs the gamut from traditional catholic prayers to inter-religious dialogue alongside a healthy selection of books on Benedictine spirituality.