Our Lady of the Bayous is a beautiful Catholic Retreat Center situated on two tree lined acres on the outskirts of Abbeville, LA. Steeped in generations of prayer by Dominican sisters and local retreatants, this simple repurposed convent retains a sacred atmosphere perfect for a day or weekend with the Lord.
The center includes a spacious meeting room, two adjoining dining rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and small office. Perhaps most notable is the simple, but beautiful chapel; ideal for spending intimate time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament or even the celebration of Mass, if your group is blessed with a the presence of a priest. Upstairs has missionary style rooms and a dorm room.
For overnight retreats, Our Lady of the Bayous offers a large dorm room, as well as numerous quaint monastic style cells. All groups can take advantage of the spacious grounds and covered patio. Whether it’s outdoor activities and sports, or small group sharing and sipping coffee that bring you outside, the green spaces are a wonderful place to appreciate the Creator’s craft.
Family Missions Company welcomes any group to experience a special time of grace at Our Lady of the Bayous Retreat Center. Our missionaries can put on an entire retreat, help out with an already planned retreat, or simply allow the use of the facility for your group to enjoy. For more information on planning your retreat or event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 337.893.6111.