About Willwoods Community
The Willwoods Community is committed to ministering to the people of God in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Through its programs of Faith and Marriage (utilizing the Supper and Substance gatherings and the Willwoods Retreat Center), Prayer and Adoration, the Malta Senior Residences, Affordable Housing, Fiat Press and WLAE-TV, we hope to become a beacon of hope and a channel of grace to those we serve.
The Willwoods Community was established in 1978 by a group of married couples desiring to support the Catholic Church and the community through prayer and service. Since then, Willwoods has grown to serve in six different areas, including Faith & Marriage, Prayer & Adoration, Malta Senior Living,
Affordable Housing, Fiat Press & WLAE TV.
With God's grace, we strive to increase the spiritual enrichment opportunities, programs and retreats offered to married couples. We create diverse faith communities where values such as truth, love, respect, compassion and mercy are joyfully embodied. And we aspire to increase the number of our sisters and brothers desiring to prayerfully follow the way of Jesus Christ.
The Willwoods Community motto, "Rooted in Prayer, United in Service" reminds us daily to remain open to God's love and mercy as we dedicate ourselves to His service.
We, the members of Willwoods Community, a Catholic faith community in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, are dedicated to promoting the sacramentality of marriage. With the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of the Blessed Mother, we carry out this mission through prayer and service. Ever dependent on God's loving gifts of grace, we seek to minister the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
President: Rev. Thomas Chambers, C.S.C., Ph.D.
Co-Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Veters
Chair Emeritus: Mrs. Paul A. Nalty
Secretary: Joy Hodges
Treasurer: Mrs. Margaret Villere
Board of Trustees
Sr. Myra Banquer, M.S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Caruso
Rev. Thomas Chambers, C.S.C., Ph.D.
*Mr. and Mrs. John Charbonnet
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ezell
Mrs. Joy Nalty Hodges
Mrs. Dennis McCloskey
Very Rev. Neal W. McDermott, O.P.
Mrs. Mathilde Nalty Mellon
Rev. Msgr. Christopher H. Nalty
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nalty
Mrs. Jennifer Nalty Polk
Mrs. Leah Nalty Ralls
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Reyes
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rodi
Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Schmidt
Mr. Henry Tatje III
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tedesco
*Mr. and Mrs. St. Denis J. Villere
*Board Member Emeritus
3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 345
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 830-3700
Fax: (504) 840-9838