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. Plan your retreat your way. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 337-893-6111.
Support the restoration of this historic gem
Your donation will be doubled thanks to the generosity of the Stuller Family Foundation who is matching donations* made to the restoration effort! Thank you for supporting this important Acadiana ministry! (*up to a total of $25,000 given through October 31, 2018)