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.

Winter Chant Workshop: Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song

Monday, January 25, 2021 - Friday, January 29, 2021
Saint Meinrad Archabbey

This workshop is designed for directors of parish liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. Spend a week immersed in the beauty of liturgical chant. Learn how chant is “sung speech,” and pr...


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Beyond the Fantastic!

Friday, February 12, 2021 - Sunday, February 14, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Valentine Retreat – Married Couples Only)

This weekend retreat will discuss the various phases of our relationships and how we can grow in true love with one another. Together we will expl...


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Preparing for Holy Week

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - Thursday, March 4, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

This retreat provides an opportunity for parish ministers involved in the liturgies of Holy Week or anyone who wants time to prepare for the sacred mysteries of Palm Sunda...


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Beyond the Fantastic!

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Sunday, March 14, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Second Valentine Retreat – Married Couples Only)

This weekend retreat will discuss the various phases of our relationships and how we can grow in true love with one another. Together we wi...


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Being Humble, Being Holy

Friday, March 26, 2021 - Sunday, March 28, 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 Holy Week Experience

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - Sunday, April 4, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Holy Week Retreat)

The retreat will foster the faith and devotion of participants in the liturgies of Holy Week. Conferences will offer meditation and theological reflection on the liturgi...


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Being at Home as a Young Adult in the Church

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

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

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

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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