Explore ANNUAL AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
that your Giving WILL Benefit
Giving is a response to God's prompting and comes from a heart filled with gratitude. When you think of your relationship with Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, is there a particular on-going program or need that you might want to support? Please see below for some suggestions.
Regular and Special Appeals (you can go to "Make a Gift Now", at bottom)
Opportunities are always available to donate by mail or online to our annual appeals for the Monastery (Abbey General Fund; St. Benedict, All Souls and Christmas Appeals) and to the Seminary College (Seminary General Fund, Saint Joseph Day Appeal and the Alumni Fund). Sometimes, as needs arise, Special Appeals are added.
Support the Saint Joseph Abbey Monks
For the monks' health, retirement, and education needs. Gifts may be given for immediate use, or restricted to special endowed funds for the long-term benefit of the monks.
In addition, operational expenses, renovation and capital improvement of the monastery building are all ongoing expenses. The monks work by the labor of their hands and bring in revenue from their various apostolates. Industrious and ingenious in their endeavors, the monks operate a casket company, a cemetery, a gift shop, monk soap production, a retreat house, a bread program and the four year liberal arts seminary college.
Support the Abbey Ministries
Pennies for Bread
Saint Joseph Abbey's monks labor to provide fresh bread for many charitable centers, which in turn place a slice of fresh Abbey bread on every plate served.
Charitable centers that our Pennies for Bread and the Abbey serve include: Safe Harbor, St. Francis Xavier Church, St. Jude Center, Covenant House, Odyssey House, Thompson Center, No Aids Task Force, Salvation Army, New Orleans Mission, Bridge House, Ozanam Inn, Trinity Episcopal, Clare Sisters, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Kenner), Hispanic Apostolate (Kenner), Mount Olive’s Food Services (Slidell), Food Bank (Covington), Samaritan Center, COAST, Folsom Senior Center and St. Benedict’s Church (Covington).
• Gifts may be given for immediate use.
• Or, you may restrict your gift to a special endowed fund for the long-term benefit of Pennies for Bread.
Christian Life Center
Saint Joseph Abbey Christian Life Center (CLC), which has served as a venue of Benedictine hospitality and spirituality for over 50 years, is in need of $2.5 million for capital repair, renovation and operation. CLC offers retreats for men, women and married couples. CLC hosts a variety of events such as on- going formation for priests, icon workshops, faculty retreats and much more. Over 2000 guests frequent the retreat center each year.
- Gifts may be given for immediate use.
- Or, you may restrict your gift to a special endowed fund for the long-term benefit of the Retreat Ministry.