June 2, 2016

A message from Father Aelred, Oblate Director:

I regret to inform you that the semi-annual Day of Recollection for Oblates, scheduled for July 16th, has been cancelled. While the Abbey Church will be open by this time, and the dining halls are usable at present, there may be difficulties parking and a lack of restroom facilities on ground level.

I regret having to cancel this event, which is so well attended and appreciated by Oblates, and I regret the loss of an opportunity to welcome many of our Oblates back for the first time since the flood of March 11th. I hope to make the next Day of Recollection, on Saturday, December 17th, a bit special — suggestions are welcome.

We will follow our usual practice this year of not meeting in local chapters during the month of July, and so in August we will resume those local chapter meetings in Thibodaux (second Wednesday of the month) and Metairie (fourth Saturday of the month) as well as at the Abbey (first Thursday of the month).

In the meantime, let us continue to pray for one another.

Fr. Aelred Kavanagh, O.S.B.
Director of Oblates


  • Northshore Chapter of the Benedictine Oblates of Saint Joseph Abbey
    1st Thursday of every month (except July & December)
    Meeting 10am in the Guest Refectory