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 time being.

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 we hope to have in 2021.

How to Read the Biblical Prophets - 104652

Friday, September 17, 2021 - Sunday, September 19, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

There are people who would like to read the biblical prophets, but when they attempt to do so, they find the task too difficult and they stop. This retreat will highlight a few of the biblical prop...


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Contemplative Living - 104684

Friday, September 24, 2021 - Sunday, September 26, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Retreat conferences will reflect on the value of being attentive to the presence of God in the ordinary experiences of life. We will discuss how to pray and how to live in a way that cultivates exp...


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Healing Anger Through Forgiveness - 104716

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Thursday, September 30, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Anger is an unavoidable human feeling and we often have good reasons to be angry. But anger can also be an obstacle to living a fuller life. This retreat aims to examine J...


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Unpacking the Vocation of Marriage through Scripture and Married Saints - 105745

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Married Couples Only)

With all the distractions of the world, children, jobs, volunteering, etc., the vocation aspect of marriage tends to fall to the wayside as we try to raise our famili...


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The Rule of St. Benedict for Life Today - 104748

Friday, October 8, 2021 - Sunday, October 10, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The Rule of St. Benedict contains practical and sound advice for living with God and with others. This retreat will focus on key passages that offer us Benedict’s common sense and wisdom f...


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Being Humble, Being Holy - 104783

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Sunday, October 17, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

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 characteristic of the Benedictine...


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A Conversation with St. Paul Regarding the Trials of Pastoral Ministry - 104784

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Friday, October 22, 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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Gratitude - 104816

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - Thursday, October 28, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Gratitude has been called the parent of the virtues. What place does it have in the life of a Christian disciple and how do we practice it?


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Lectio Divina: Praying with the Bible - 104880

Friday, November 12, 2021 - Sunday, November 14, 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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Popular Stories from the Gospel of John - 104912

Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, November 21, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Many great stories are found in the Gospel of John. This retreat will focus on just a few of them and show why they have remained so popular through the centuries. We will consider The Prologue of ...


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