Hospitality is one of the most notable traditions of the Benedictine way of life. The monks of Saint Joseph Abbey welcome your group to come and visit our monastery and seminary campus. Hundreds of people annually visit our Abbey Church and Monks' Refectory, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, due to the monks' daily prayer schedule and to prevent calendar conflicts, we ask that you plan your visit in advance.

The basic agreement for your group may be reviewed online by clicking this link:

SJASC Tour and Picnic Agreement

To arrange a visit, you may contact:

Kathy Nastasi at 985-867-2284 or

Normally, a visit consists of a guided tour of the Abbey Church and the Monks' Refectory, attendance at daily Mass, and a visit to our Gift Shop. Of course, each visit may be altered to fit your group and organized with the help of our staff.