Join us for our St. Francis Day Liturgy!

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:30pm - 8pm

Matt Rousso, Sr. Jane Remson, O.Carm, and Sr. Gretchen Dysart, MSC, are coordinating a liturgy celebrating St. Francis, patron of ecology, on his feast day Thursday, October 4th.  This liturgy will call upon the Holy Spirit to renew our energy in renewing the face of the Earth as we continue to combat climate change and work for the poor who are disproportionately affected by it.  Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’ has called the entire world to work together to hear the cry of the Earth, our common home, and the cry of the poor. Oct. 4 also marks the end of the worldwide Season of Creation that begins annually on September 1. 

Men and women are both invited to attend.  There is limited seating in the Meeting Hall at the Retreat Center, so please call Sr. Gretchen at 504-267-9611 to register!  Walk-ins are welcomed as long as there are seats available.

Fr. Doug Doussan will preside.

Refreshments will be served following the liturgy.

A free-will offering will be accepted.



The 5th Annual Wine and Dine Gala with Chef John Folse was a wonderful success!

Thank you for your generous support!



The DAMEANS 50th Year Reunion Concert was such an inspiring event!

Many thanks to the wonderful show of support both for the Dameans and for the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center!

The Dameans entertained a full house at Ursuline Academy Auditorium on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.  The musical selections were familiar to so many of the 800 or so people that gathered.  The musicians invited all to sing along and participate.  Gary Ault, Mike Balhoff, Paul "Buddy" Ceasar, Gary Daigle and Darryl Ducote brought back so many wonderful memories with their songs and stories.  The Lord has blessed their work over the past 50 years and was certainly present with us as they reminded us of the many songs they have contributed to our worship services!


Click here for the 2018-19 Program and Retreat Schedule.

For more information call (504) 267-9604 or email

Retreat Center FacadeOur Mission:

  • To provide a welcoming place for people of all Christian traditions, and an environment where all can explore their relationships with God and draw closer to Him.
  • To offer retreat opportunities for women and their families, and a venue where everyone who comes, can “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
  • To nurture the people of God in mind and spirit.








Upcoming Retreats

Sr. rochelle

Joy and Peace: Companions on the Spiritual Journey

Presented by Sr. Rochelle Perrier, MSC
Day of Reflection
Tue, Oct 9 2018 - Tue, Oct 9 2018


Retreats for Young Women: Be Still, My Soul

Presented by Jane Hebert
Interactive Retreat
Fri, Oct 12 2018 - Sun, Oct 14 2018

Matthew linn

Releasing the Power of Prayer: Deepening Our Image of God

Presented by Rev. Matthew Linn, SJ
Preached Silent Retreat
Fri, Oct 12 2018 - Sun, Oct 14 2018