Abbey Youth Festival, St. Benedict
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Responding to the call of Jesus to proclaim the Gospel to all the nations in every generation, Abbey Youth Festival seeks to preach, teach, and pray in a way that is relevant to today's youth. AYF is an apostolic outreach of the Benedictine monks of Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College. Thousands of teens are welcomed each year to the beautiful, outdoor cathedral on the Abbey grounds for a day filled with fun, catechesis, the sacraments, prayer, formation, music, and fellowship in Christ.
Due to extreme weather conditions, AYF 2016 was cancelled for the first time since it's inception in 2001. The cancellation was providential as the day before the event was to take place the Abbey was overrun by flood waters causing $30 million in damages to 33 buildings on our beautiful campus. The foot bridge which leads to the AYF field must be replaced and the AYF chapel that was under construction is in need of much work.
75376 River Road
St. Benedict, LA 70457
Archdiocese of New Orleans