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.

The Gospel of Mark: Lessons in Rejection 146649

Monday, April 22, 2024 - Friday, April 26, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat) Mark’s Gospel can be understood as being structured around four major rejections experienced by Jesus. This retreat will consider Mark’s Gospel through the lens of these four majo...


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Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning #169408

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Saint Meinrad Archabbey
9:00 a.m. CST

Discernment is not just a prayerful process for the young, but an ongoing spiritual progression that can help us all to remember and live out our baptismal call. If you are looking for guidan...


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Benedictine Spirituality 101 146691

Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

St. Benedict of Nursia did not “invent” Christian monastic life. It had been around for a few centuries by the time he wrote his Rule for Monks in the early sixth century. What he did was ...


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In Sickness and in Health: Prayer, Covenant, and Healing 146758

Friday, June 14, 2024 - Sunday, June 16, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Most of us need healing – physically or spiritually. Drawing on his own experience of health difficulties and the Church’s rich theology of prayer, Fr. Lorenzo’s conferences will focus on our coven...


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A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons – Conscious Contact 146822

Friday, July 12, 2024 - Sunday, July 14, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will lead you to a broader understanding of Step 11 and “conscious contact.” There will be time to explore “conscious contact” in prayer, meditation, and in mindful living. While engag...


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Summer Chant Workshop: Chant Pedagogy and Vocal Technique

Monday, July 29, 2024 - Friday, August 2, 2024
Saint Meinrad Archabbey

The focus of the week will be on vocal technique and pedagogy.


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Young Adult Retreat

Friday, August 2, 2024 - Sunday, August 4, 2024
Saint Meinrad Archabbey

An unstructured retreat for young adults, ages 18-39 for only $50. Led by Fr. Simon Herrmann, OSB.


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Discipleship According to the Gospel of Mark 147154

Friday, August 23, 2024 - Sunday, August 25, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will focus on the way Mark’s Gospel presents the disciples. They struggle to understand who Jesus really is. What can Mark’s Gospel teach us about our own discipleship?


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Advanced Patterns of Christian Prayer 147186

Friday, September 6, 2024 - Sunday, September 8, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Has your prayer life plateaued? Has prayer become dry and “boring” to you? This retreat will explore the contemplative dimensions of prayer coming out of the Christian tradition from as far back as...


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Letting Holy Leisure Be Our Way 147252

Friday, September 13, 2024 - Sunday, September 15, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Retreat for young adults 20-40 years old) – The late 20th-century philosopher Josef Piper described that our world is heading toward “total work.” We are being subsumed into work, and the world’s ...


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