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St. Joseph’s Abbey in Covington holds services for first time since flooding

COVINGTON, LA (WAFB) -

A Christian landmark for Louisiana is slowly coming back to life.

For the first time since historic flooding in March, St. Joseph's Abbey on the north shore of New Orleans held services.

“I was so happy to have everyone back and to see everyone again. Just, it's such a, I don't know, it's just such a sacred holy place, and it's so nice that we were able to be back again,” said Anne Couvillon, a parishioner.

The monks say they still have a lot of work to do to fully recover. A total of 31 buildings suffered damage due to the high water.

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