Retreats

Perhaps you're interested in learning how Scripture, prayer, Benedictine wisdom or art can enhance your spirituality.

Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year - on these and other topics at our Guest House and Retreat Center in southern Indiana.

Three-day retreats are held on weekends (Friday evening through Sunday noon) or during the week (Tuesday evening through Thursday noon).

Check-in time for retreats is 2-5 p.m. Vespers in the Archabbey Church is at 5 p.m. followed by supper. The opening conference typically begins at 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. The retreat concludes with lunch on the last day of the program. A complete schedule is provided at registration.

To register online, begin by clicking on the title of the retreat that interests you.

A Weekend-long AA Meeting in 5 Sessions

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This is a maximum participation retreat centering on five questions: 1. What brought you to your knees and to surrender? What was your powerlessness and unmanageability like? 2. What made the diffe...


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Spiritual Integration: Fitness, Health and Physical Well-being

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

With Scripture and the Rule of St. Benedict as our guide, we will explore how a life of physical fitness and healthful eating lead us on a journey of self-knowledge, self-acceptance and se...


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The Leaven of Christ: That in All Things God May be Glorified!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Sunday, April 21, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Holy Week Retreat) – In the Gospel of Luke we read: To what can I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman mixed into three measures of flour until all of it was leavened. We are ...


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Thursday, April 25, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) – This retreat will focus on the holy Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today’s fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can...


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Reading the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry

Monday, April 29, 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019
Archabbey Guest and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat) $465 single.


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Being Creative, Being Divine: Freedom and an Ethics of Creativity

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Nicolai Berdyaev was a 20th-century Russian Orthodox philosopher and theologian who provided Christianity with a marvelous way of framing the spiritual life as a journey into freedom. Conferences w...


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The Jesus Prayer

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Thursday, May 9, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) – In this retreat, we will explore this treasure from the Eastern Church and look at ways of incorporating it into our own prayer practice. ($255 single, $425 double)


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The King of History: Finding Christ in the Past

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Theology has often been described as “the Queen of the Sciences,” since all knowledge comes from God. However, human knowledge is contingent upon history, since we are bound by time. The past influ...


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The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat

Friday, June 14, 2019 - Thursday, June 20, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Retreatants limited) – From the beginning, art has been used as a pathway toward spiritual insight and awareness. On this studio retreat, each participant will work in one of several media. Emphas...


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The Miracle of Chartres: A Close Look at a Gorgeous Gothic Cathedral and the Mysteries Behind It

Friday, June 28, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Most Gothic cathedrals took centuries to design and build. Chartres is a great exception – built in only 25 years. Its master builder, along with the talented stone sculptors and stained glass spec...


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