St. Joseph's Abbey


75376 River Rd.
Covington LA 70457

In December 1889, a small group of monks from Saint Meinrad Abbey in Indiana repeated the ancient process of establishing a monastery, "a school for the Lord's service," in southern Louisiana.

Day visitors will enjoy tours of the Abbey Church and monks' refectory, which were designated in 2007 in the National Register of Historic Places properties. In 1946, Abbot Columban Thuis commissioned the Benedictine artist Dom Gregory de Wit to execute a series of original murals in these buildings. The magnificent results on the walls and ceilings have remained well-preserved and drawn lavish praise from critics and visitors alike.

Selling "Abbee" honey, monksoap, sweets and more at the gift shop.