Abbey Art Works Hosts Third Guild of St. Luke Lecture Celebration

Auseklis Ozols, renowned artist and founder and director of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts will be the featured guest lecturer next month during a day celebrating the Guild of St. Luke, a membership outreach program at Abbey Art Works located at Saint Joseph Abbey. St. Luke is the patron saint of artists. The cost to attend the day is $25, and is open to prospective and current members of the Guild and their guests. Click here for more info…

2018 Deo Gratias Benefits Seminary College

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Saint Joseph Seminary College, the largest seminary college in the country, will host its annual fundraising gala, Deo Gratias, Latin for “Thanks be to God,” on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event takes place on the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey, located at 75376 River Road, in Covington, La. Tickets may be purchased at www.sjasc.edu. Click here for more info...

COMMUNITY GARDEN DRAWS PARALLELS TO PASTORAL WORK

Not long after his arrival to the Seminary College last summer, Assistant Dean of Students Fr. Sam Fontana and several seminarians resurrected the community garden, located near the Abbey Youth Festival field. Fr. Vic Messina started the garden several years ago, but it has remained fallow in recent years. Click here to read more...

MONK RUN HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH

Registration is now open for the 2018 Monk Run. The annual 1-mile / 5k trail run and walk takes place Saturday, April 14 at Saint Joseph Abbey in Covington. Monk Run provides an exclusive opportunity to run on the beautiful, privately owned grounds of the Abbey, which otherwise are not open for public recreational use. Proceeds from Monk Run will help support the maintenance and preservation of the Abbey forest.

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Emily Wilson and Singer Ike Ndolo headline 2018 Abbey Youth Festival

Registration is now open for Abbey Youth Festival, the largest youth event within the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Abbey Youth Festival takes place Saturday, March 17th on the grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, located at 75376 River Road in Covington, LA 70457. AYF is open to high school students ages 13 or older, who will be celebrating this year’s theme, “Arise,” in honor of the Feast of St. Patrick. Click here for more info...

AWARD WINNING ORGANIST PERFORMS AT SAINT JOSEPH ABBEY

Internationally acclaimed Italian organist Davide Mariano will perform at Saint Joseph Abbey Church on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Mariano, known for performing a repertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to the contemporary era, is currently the Young Artist in Residence at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Click here to read more...

Abbey Art Works hosts weekend retreat with Christian Life Center

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Abbey Art Works, located on the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey announces its lineup of workshops for the spring, including an inaugural weekend artist retreat, which will allow participants the opportunity to stay in the newly renovated Christian Life Center. Click here to read more...

Seminarians volunteer at local therapeutic equestrian center

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As any seasoned Roman Catholic priest will tell you, the role of spiritual leader in a community requires dedication, patience, and benevolence.  These characteristics are being exemplified by seminarians at Saint Joseph Seminary College who volunteer at the New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center in Folsom, Louisiana. Click here to read more...

Annual Deo Gratias gala to benefit Saint Joseph Seminary College

Saint Joseph Seminary College, now the largest seminary college in the country, will host its annual fundraising gala, Deo Gratias, Latin for “Thanks be to God,” on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event takes place on the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey, located at 75376 River Road, in Covington, La. Click here for more info... 

Abbey Art Works presents the daylong ‘Arts at the Abbey’

Co-sponsored by Abbey Art Works, “Arts at the Abbey” takes place Friday, Aug. 25 and includes a full day of activities curated by Abbey Art Works artist-in-residence Lyn Taylor. Attendees can tour de Wit’s murals, attend a unique hands-on experience on the secret drawing techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci, and visit ABBEE Honey, the beekeeping operation at the Abbey. Click here to read more...

F.I.S.H. families provide seminarians home away from home

To help seminarians adjust to life as a stranger in a strange land, a ministry of St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington called the Families Inviting Seminarians Home program, or F.I.S.H., is providing Saint Joseph seminarians an opportunity to get away from the seminary periodically and enjoy a little bit of "home away from home.”  Click here to read more...