The Carmelite Spirituality Center comprises 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, located just 40 miles north of New Orleans in Lacombe.  The accommodations at the Center include:

Dining Room

A glass wall provides a beautiful view of the patio and grounds. The dining room features a full-service kitchen where home cooked meals are prepared fresh and with love for all our guests by our long-time cook, Ms. Mary.  The goodness of our meals complements the beauty of the grounds and the quality of the programs offered. A full breakfast is provided.  Lunch and supper meals include an entrée, vegetable, starch, salad bar, dessert and ice tea.  Vegetarian menus are available.  Special requests may be negotiated for additional fees.

Patio and Grounds

Guests may prefer to dine outside under the pine trees or among the singing birds.  Benches are available under the oaks or near the pond.   A labyrinth and out-door Stations of the Cross are available for prayer and reflection.  The Center has a large swimming pool available to guests at their own risk, as no life-guard is provided.  Guests are asked not to swim alone.  Restroom and changing facilities are near the pool.

Meeting Rooms

The Center has several meeting rooms available for different sized groups or needs.  A large meeting room provides theater or classroom seating for 60+.  A classroom is available for 24.  We have a large and a small parlor with carpeting and appropriate seating.  WiFi is available, as well as TV-DVD and a projection screen.


Open to all faiths, our chapel provides a tranquil space for personal and communal prayer, comfortably seating 50+.