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Due to Coronavirus concerns, the Retreat House will be closed until April 13th, 2020


Where We Share God’s Truth

Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House was built by the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1938 and was donated to the Society of Jesus. The Jesuits have administered and cared for the house since that time. For over 70 years now, this oasis of prayer has been helping to form the spirituality of people in all walks of life — from our area and beyond. We believe that Our Lady of the Oaks Jesuit Retreat House is a jewel in the crown of Grand Coteau, Louisiana. This village is home for the Jesuit order (Society of Jesus) in Louisiana and is also the place where dedicated Sacred Heart Sisters have educated young women for many years. Grand Coteau is not only beautiful, it is holy ground.


Vacation and God

Based on the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a fifteenth century Basque saint and founder of the Jesuit order, Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House offers conference style retreats for men, women, and couples. These retreats, directed by Jesuit priests and thoroughly trained lay directors, are based on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s famous Spiritual Exercises. Mass, Reconciliation, Way of the Cross, and the Rosary are also featured during the retreat experience.

Our room capacity is 51 and most of our rooms have private baths. A gracious library, newly renovated chapel, and colorfully landscaped grounds provide the backdrop for wonderful retreats. We also have a private visit chapel that many enjoy. Most visitors brag about our food…the coffee is always hot and snacks are available at all time

“Pray! And listen to God! You can do this alone, but find somebody to do it with you”


The desire of our hearts is to continue to provide this place of rest and prayer where so many can draw closer to God. Please consider helping us in this effort.

Since retreat donations usually don’t cover the actual costs of retreats, we are dependent upon your generosity. As you can imagine, with an aging building we have many repairs and renovation needs. These are in addition to insurance, payroll, food and other on-going expenses. Our Lady of the Oaks provides support for the valued Jesuit priests on our staff.



Raised: $ 1,000 | Goal: $ 3,500

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