Archdiocese News and Events

Archbiship Gregory Aymond






+ A Lenten Retreat In Daily Life

Would you like to experience Sacred Scripture—not just study it? Do you have a deep desire to grow in your faith and prayer life? Are you seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord through prayer? Would you like to experience a directed retreat without interrupting your daily life? If your answer is  “Yes”  then this Archdiocesan Spirituality Center retreat may be for you!  Personal prayer with Scripture suggested for approximately 30 minutes a day.   Weekly private guidance offered by experienced spiritual directors. 

Please register by February 11, 2018 as enrollment is  limited to the availability of spiritual directors.  Register on the web: or telephone (504) 861-3254.  Cost $40.00 (adjustments can be made) 

Where:  Location 1:  Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie LA

Opening Session:  Sunday, February18, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Group Experience)

Closing Session:   Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Group Experience)

Where: Location 2: North Shore Catholic Center, 4465 Hwy. E 190 E Service Road, Covington

Opening Session:  Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:30am - Noon (Group Experience)

Closing Session:   Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30am - Noon (Group Experience)


+ Discerning God’s Presence in Every Moment of the Day Reflection

The Search for God’s Will & The Search for Spiritual Freedom by Sr. Dorothy Trosclair, O.P.

DATE:  Monday, February 19, 26, and March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 P.M. 

LOCATION:  Archdiocesan Spirituality Center / 2501 Maine Avenue  / Metairie, LA


+ Fact & Fiction in the Greek Schism by ArchPriest Andrew Louth 

WHEN:  Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

WHERE:  Shulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary

Presented by Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology

Father Andrew Louth is a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and Professor in the Deportment of Theology and Religion and Orthodox chaplain at the University of Durham in Durham, England. 

The "Great Schism," a name typically given to the tragic break in unity between Eastern and Western Christians --"Orthodox" and "Catholics" --has remained in place for nearly a thousand years. What exactly went wrong? When did it go wrong? What ore the prospects of resolving our differences?  Fr. Andrew will explore these questions from on historical and theological point of view, propose some new perspectives on our current situation and suggest a way forward.