Discover the peaceful beauty of our historic retreat house.
1318 S. Henry Street, Abbeville, LA 70510
History of Our Lady of the Bayous
Our Lady of the Bayous was originally established as the Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Bayous by French missionary sisters in 1958. For over 50 years Our Lady of the Bayous was a Catholic respite where the Dominican sisters taught, fed, and served the poor. Family Missions Company acquired this historic property in 2009. It is fitting that this holy place remain active in the missionary activity of the church, offering year-round accommodations for retreats.
Planning Your Retreat
Schedule a tour of our lovely property and ample multipurpose facility. Our staff will assist you in creating a retreat package perfectly tailored to your needs. Our pricing allows group leaders to choose only those services and meals needed.
Our Lady of the Bayous Retreat House is conveniently located in rural Abbeville, LA, an easy drive from anywhere in Acadiana. We are located 1.3 miles from St. Mary Magdalen Church in Abbeville and only 20 miles south of Lafayette.
By planning your next retreat or day of reflection at Our Lady of the Bayous, you are participating in the life-changing work of Family Missions Company. We believe the Lord is calling many lay Catholic lay people to serve the poor and proclaim the Gospel in foreign missions, “the greatest and holiest duty of the Church.” Your retreat at Our Lady of the Bayous helps FMC to answer that call.
For more information on booking a retreat please contact our Retreat Coordinator at email@example.com or call our office at 337-893-6111.