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.

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the scheduled retreats at the Guest House and Retreat Center have been cancelled for the rest of 2020.

If you made a reservation for a cancelled retreat, a staff member from the Guest House will contact you regarding a refund.

Below are retreat dates for 2021.

Being at Home as a Young Adult in the Church - 105667

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Sunday, April 18, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat is geared toward young adults. Br. Simon enjoys working with young adults to encourage them to discover their gifts to serve God, their families, friends, and their parish and secular ...


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Lectio Divina: Praying with the Bible - 104264

Friday, April 23, 2021 - Sunday, April 25, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Retreat conferences will focus on the value of praying with the sacred scriptures to connect with the mind of Jesus. Some of the conferences will focus on a method of praying with the Bible using a...


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A Conversation with St. Paul Regarding the Trials of Pastoral Ministry - 104296

Monday, April 26, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat)

Many of the pastoral issues St. Paul had to deal with have strong similarities with current pastoral issues priests are confronted with today. We will ask Paul how he deal...


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Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life - 105804

Friday, April 30, 2021 - Sunday, May 2, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore how beauty in nature and art reveals God’s presence and action in the world and examine the strength and power of religious imagery, art and architecture through the ages....


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Delightful Duccio: An Artist Retreat - 104328

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Sunday, May 16, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat is part of a series of artist retreats (Michelangelo, Raphael, Fra Angelico, Van Gogh) that explore the spirituality of famous artists. Art appreciators are especially invited as well ...


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Peace, the Benedictine Way - 105927

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - Thursday, May 20, 2021
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. Participants will learn that man...


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Being Humble, Being Holy - 104392

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - Thursday, June 17, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Retreat conferences will reflect on St. Benedict’s spiritual teachings as summarized by the seventh chapter of his Rule for monks. Humility is the primary charact...


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The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat - 87565

Friday, June 18, 2021 - Thursday, June 24, 2021
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 t...


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A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons - 104424

Friday, July 16, 2021 - Sunday, July 18, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Join us for a fun-filled journey through Steps 3, 11 and 12. Happy, joyous and free will dispel any glumness. An atmosphere couched in Benedictine hospitality will enable you to take stock of where...


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Summer Chant Workshop - 107185

Monday, July 26, 2021 - Friday, July 30, 2021
Saint Meinrad Archabbey

This workshop is designed for directors of parish liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. Come spend a week immersed in the beauty of liturgical chant. Learn how to incorporate English an...


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