Mother of the Redeemer

The monastery is an ideal place to make a fruitful retreat while seeking God.


What is a retreat?

A retreat is a sacred time set aside for a very personal encounter with God through silence, prayer, reading and recollection. During the retreat we receive graces to persevere in our love for God. Love is the cause of seeking; it is both the fruit and proof of love.

We can accommodate both single retreatants as well as small groups.


We have single and double occupancy guest rooms available. Our simple, yet comfortable rooms ensure each guest a relaxing and enlightening retreat.

Our suggested donation for an overnight retreat is

$45.00 per night  (for single occupancy room)

$50.00 per night (for double occupancy room)


Interested in making a retreat with us?

Guest Room Information

Our guestrooms are furnished much like a simple hotel room. All sheets, towels, etc. are provided. Each room has a private bathroom and shower, and a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. We provide coffee, coffee supplies, plates, cups, utensils, napkins in each room. Our double rooms also have a toaster/oven. That being said, you are welcome to bring anything else to suit your individual needs. Each guest also has access to a full kitchen located in San Bernardo Hall with full-size refrigerator, freezer, oven, stove, etc. to prepare meals.  For single retreatants (those not part of a large group) we offer an optional daily lunch. All other meals, such as breakfast and supper would be on your own.

Aside from meals, whatever else you would like to bring is up to you. We believe that simplicity is  essential when making a retreat. A retreat is a sacred time devoted exclusively to prayer, reading, and meditation. With that in mind, try to avoid anything that may cause an unnecessary distraction during your retreat. A Bible and other spiritual books are highly recommended, and our priests are available to meet with you one-on-one for spiritual direction and confession, as needed. 
Our retreats are not rigidly structured; our aim is to provide an opportunity for a sacred time catered to each guest's specific needs and goals.

"How do I schedule a retreat?"

We do not have set dates for scheduling retreats; simply choose a date that fits your schedule and give us a call or email to place your reservation. The length of the your retreat is completely up to you (1 day, 3 day, 7 day, or whatever is best for you.)

For further questions about making a retreat, or if you are ready to schedule your retreat with us you can contact:
 Fr. James at (337) 543-2237 ext. 14 and leave a voicemail, or via email:   

 San Bernardo Hall

Hall interior, reading areaHall interior, kitchen

gift shopSan Bernardo Hall is a spacious meeting hall built to accommodate large groups for lectures, meetings, etc. It has seating for up to 45 and a full kitchen and a coffee bar. It has been recently remodeled with a new floor, furnishings and lighting. There is a reading lounge area with books on spiritual and monastic life and a small gift shop with gift items, framed pictures, pamphles and books. The hall is ideal for groups needing a comfortable place to gather together.  The monastery is not accepting groups for the Hall during the time of the pandemic until further notice. 

Our suggested donation for the use of the San Bernardo Hall by groups is $200.00 per day


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Driving Directions

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From Crowley (I-10), Eunice (U.S. 190), and Prairie Ronde (103/104/3043), Louisiana...

      If you are traveling on I-10 take the Crowley exit and go north on LA Highway 13 to Eunice. From Eunice go east on US-190 12.4 miles to LA Hwy. 103. Turn left and travel northward to Prairie Ronde. Turn right onto Highway 104 and travel eastward to Northwest H.S.. Turn left onto LA- 3043 and immediately turn left again onto Dupre Rd. Then turn right onto Apple Road, right on Tower Road (at the large red cross), right on Visor Lane (at sign for Monastery Entrance), and right on Monastery Lane.

From Alexandria or Lafayette area via I-49...

      From I-49, take exit 23 north of Opelousas, travel northwest on US-167 about 6.2 miles, then turn left on Dupre Road (look for St. Mark Baptist Church), continue past the first sign for monastery on Apple Road, cross railroad tracks, then turn left at the second sign for Apple Road, right on Tower Rd. (at large red cross), right on Visor Lane (monastery entrance), and right on Monastery Lane.

Alternatively, you can use one of the many online services such as or to plot a course from your exact location.*

*Please note that when coming to our monastery from the Southwest (ie. Eunice/Hwy. 190), many GPS and online direction services suggest turning left on Visor Lane from Hwy. 3043.  This road has been abandoned by the parish and is no longer passable for most passenger vehicles. Please refer to the directions above via Dupre Rd. from Hwy. 104/Hwy 3043 as an alternative route when traveling from this direction.


 168 Monastery Lane | Opelousas, LA | 70570     (337) 543-2237     Email