Abbeys are never wanting for guests; we welcome them as we might welcome Christ. Please contact our guest master to make a reservation.

Fr. Augustine Foley, O.S.B.
(985) 867-2228
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Please plan your arrival time in the morning before 10:45 a.m. or in the afternoon before 4:45 p.m. We are unable to accept guests for arrival between 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. or after 4:45 p.m.

The monastery has a limited number of guest rooms for men only. Female guests and group requests may contact the Christian Life Center to reserve a room(s).

Guests are invited to join the monastic community in choir for communal prayer by taking a place in the stalls nearest the nave. We ask that you be sensitive to blending with the monks when singing or reciting.

Guests are free to walk about the grounds, however, we ask that you do not go above the first floor in the monastery or enter the seminary buildings.

Please dress appropriately when attending communal prayer, Eucharist, and meals. Shorts and bare feet are not appropriate in the church, monastic dining hall, or monastery except when going to or returning from exercise.

Silence for the purpose of prayer and reflection is observed every morning until after breakfast. We also observe silence on Friday from Vespers until after breakfast on Saturday. Please try to be on time for meals and take a place at the guest table. All meals are taken in silence except for lunch and supper on Sundays and Solemnities.

Guests are welcome to help themselves to coffee and a newspaper in the guest lounge. There is also a laptop computer available with an internet connection.

The use of tobacco is not allowed in any monastery building and the use of alcohol is prohibited.

We recommend scheduling your stay between Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon or Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

$55 per day

Priests wishing to Concelebrate are asked to bring an alb.



lauds 6:30 am
breakfast 7:30 am
Mass 11:00 am
Lunch 12:15 am
vespers 5:30 pm
supper 6:10 pm
compline 7:15 pm



vigils 6:00 am
lauds 7:00 am
breakfast 7:30 am
Mass 11:15 am
Lunch 12:15 am
vespers 5:30 pm
supper 6:10 pm
compline 7:15 pm


Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College is located north of Covington at 75376 River Road in St. Benedict, La. 70457.