2019 DEO GRATIAS TAKES PLACE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

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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. 5. The event takes place on the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey, located at 75376 River Road, in Covington, La. Proceeds benefit the Seminary College and will go toward the formation and education of the next generation of Church leaders in the Gulf South region. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets...

Mission Immersion Program Brings Seminarians to Ecuador

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During the 2018 Christmas break, seminarians traveled to the village of Chontapunta in Ecuador as part of the Mission Immersion Program. The program sends seminarians to live and work with impoverished communities in Guatemala and Ecuador during their Thanksgiving, Christmas and Mardi Gras breaks. Traveling with the seminarians this year was Assistant Dean of Students Fr. Sam Fontana. Click here to read more...

Volunteer Works for Heavenly Reward at Abbey

No matter where you see him, Jeff Horchoff, with his ebullient demeanor and Cheshire grin, always seems to be the center of attention. It's easy to picture Jeff in his previous life as a mailman in Mandeville for 27 years, where he could often be found chatting up residents at their front doors or in their driveways. Click here to read more...

Abbey Hosts Free Performance from French Organist

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International award-winning organist Emmanuel Culcasi will perform at Saint Joseph Abbey Church on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m., located at 75376 River Road in Covington. It is free and open to the public. Culcasi is currently the Young Artist in Residence at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Click here to read more...

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...