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...

FR. PAUL MIRANNE, O.S.B. PASSES AWAY AT AGE OF 94

Father Paul Miranne, O.S.B., died peacefully at Saint Joseph Abbey on 30 March.  He was 94 years old, the senior in his community and the longest-lived monk in the history of his monastery.  He was in the 75th year of his monastic profession and the 70th year of his priesthood. Click here to read more...

Abbey Youth Fest Returns for 2017

Following last year’s severe weather-related cancellation, Abbey Youth Fest, the largest youth event within the Archdiocese of New Orleans, returns to the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey next month. Abbey Youth Fest (AYF) takes place Saturday, March 25th with the theme “Be It Done Unto Me” in honor of that day’s feast, the Feast of the Annunciation. Click here for details...