Our Lady of the Bayous Retreat House
Our Lady of the Bayous Retreat House is conveniently located in rural Abbeville, LA, an easy drive from anywhere in Acadiana. It is 1.3 miles from St. Mary Magdalen Church in Abbeville and only 20 miles south of Lafayette.
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 remains part of the missionary activity of the church, offering year-round accommodations for retreats.
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 Catholic lay people to serve the poor and proclaim the Gospel in foreign missions, “the greatest and holiest duty of the Church” (Ad Gentes 29) Your retreat at Our Lady of the Bayous helps FMC to answer that call.
Planning Your Retreat
You are welcome to schedule a tour to see if our facilities would meet your needs. To do so, please contact us at the email below.
Booking and Pricing
$45 per person/per night for lodging**
+ $11 per person/per meal if opting for catered meals
We desire to be good stewards of the property that God has entrusted to us and would like for this space to be used by as many groups and individuals as possible as they seek to encounter the Lord and retreat unto Him. Please let us know of extraordinary circumstances and/or financial need.
All costs are current as of January 2023.
** This cost includes use of all of the facilities, supplies on site, and post-event cleaning.
If you have any additional questions, want to inquire about specific/open dates, or are ready to make a booking, please contact us at the email below!
For more information on booking a retreat please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 337-893-6111.
Our Lady of the Bayous Retreat House is located at 1318 S. Henry Street, Abbeville, LA 70510