Annual Deo Gratias gala to benefit Saint Joseph Seminary College

Saint Joseph Seminary College, which welcomed a record 150 seminarians this year, will host its annual fundraising gala, Deo Gratias, Latin for “Thanks be to God,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event takes place on the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey, located at 75376 River Road, in Covington, La. Click here to read more...

Novel Horsemanship Program continues due to generosity of local couple

A generous gift to the Horsemanship Program at Saint Joseph Seminary College, which provides opportunities for seminarians to learn responsibility, build confidence and improve team building, will help ensure the program continues for years to come. Click here to read more...

Abbey Church Re-opens June 19th

This Father’s Day, Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College will cross a major milestone in its path to recovery following flooding this past March. For the first time in over three months, the Saint Joseph Abbey Church will resume regular and daily services for the public and monastic community. Click here for more information...

Times-Picayune names Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College Top Workplace

For the first time in its history, Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College has been named a Top Workplace by The Times-Picayune. The Abbey and Seminary College was recognized as a top workplace in the small company category for 2016, which include businesses with fewer than 125 employees.  Click here to read more...

Nicholls State Camerata performance will benefit Saint Joseph Abbey

The Nicholls State Camerata will perform in concert on Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, located at 415 Union St., Morgan City, La. The concert will benefit Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, which was inundated by nearly two feet of water from overflow of the Bogue Falaya River in Covington on March 11. Click here for more information...

St. Peter Teen Choir Performance to Benefit Flood Relief at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College

The concert is free and open to the public, but a love offering will be taken up during the evening to aid the Abbey and Seminary in recovery from the extensive damages incurred as a result of the flooding.  All proceeds from the concert will go directly toward recovery efforts. Click here for more information...

Updates on the Abbey Flood Response and how you can help

On Friday, March 11, Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College was flooded by two feet of water. Nearly every building was affected, including the library, residence hall, classrooms, Woodworks and the Gift Shop. The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming.
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Musica da Camera performance to help support Abbey and Seminary College recovery efforts

As a result of the extensive flooding at Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College on March 11, a performance by Musica da Camera, originally scheduled for the Abbey Church on Sunday, April 10, has been moved to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, located at 1031 S. Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. Click here for more information...

Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College breaks ground on first new building in 50 years

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College broke ground on its first new building in more than half a century, the Pere Rouquette Library. Once completed, the three-story library, named after Father Adrien Rouquette, the first native-born Louisianian to be ordained to the priesthood, will encompass approximately 18,000 square feet. 
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Saint Joseph community remembers Fr. William John MacCandless, O.S.B.

Father William John MacCandless, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Joseph Abbey, died on Christmas Day at the monastery at Saint Benedict, LA. A native of New Orleans, he was born on 7 July 1930. He was a model of monastic observance to his brothers, a gentle and good-humored member of the community, much sought as a spiritual director and confessor.

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Knights of Columbus make generous donation to seminarian mission fund

Thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from the Knights of Columbus Louisiana State Council, Saint Joseph Seminary College’s mission immersion program, which brings seminarians to live and work alongside an underprivileged community in Guatemala, has received the support that will continue to make these trips possible for years to come.

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