Retreat Centers


Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center

Location: 1800 South Acadian Thruway

Mail: P. O. Box 2028

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028

Phones: 225-242-0222 or 225-387-0561

Fax: 225-242-0134


Manager: Mrs. Debra Clement

A well-equipped overnight retreat and conference center. Facilities include private bedrooms with baths and four beds in each room;

small, mid-size and large meeting rooms, kitchen manager on staff, spacious grounds and audio-visual equipment.

Magnificat Center of the Holy Spirit

An Outreach of the Center of Jesus the Lord in New Orleans

Location: 23629 Faith Road Ponchatoula, LA 70454-5979

Mail: 45110 Sub-Station Road

Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: 225-773-9583



Contact person: Mrs. Cindy Scardina

Room for prayerful reflection and outdoor activities for youth groups on the grounds. Caters to adult, youth and CYO groups and confirmation retreats. Houses total of 79 overnight guests. Large conference room and separate dining area. A basketball court is available for use. The center is available for private individual retreats.

Manresa House of Retreats

Location: 5858 LA Highway 44

Mail: P. O. Box 89

Convent, LA 70723-0089

Phones: 225-562-3596 or 800-782-9431

Fax: 225-562-3147


Director: Mr. Tim Murphy

Jesuit-run retreat center. Facilities include library, chapel, conference hall and private bedrooms for overnight guests. Group retreats are provided for laymen and individual retreats for religious, priests and lay persons.

Rosaryville Spirit Life Center

Mail: 39003 Rosaryville Road

Ponchatoula, LA 70454-7001

Phone: 225-294-5039

Fax: 225-294-3510



Director: Ms. Suzette Callais

Prayer Ministry: Ms. LaVerne Parfait

Program Coordinator: Mrs. Stephanie Davis

Business Manager: Ms. Erica Kastner

Spiritual Direction/Massage Therapy: Sr. Mary Noel, O.P.

Sacristan: Sr. Joel Gubler, O.P.

Retreat Liason: Ms. Jessica Lee

Facilities include conference rooms and single and double occupancy bedrooms for overnight guests. Sponsors and hosts, individual and group programs for clergy, religious and laity. Youth facility to host groups or family reunions.

St. Joseph Spirituality Center

Mail: 2980 Kleinert Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70806-6800

Phone: 225-383-3349



Director: Ms. Dianne Hanley

Staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Provides peer supervision for trained spiritual directors, group or private retreats, individual or directed retreats and individual spiritual direction by appointment

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