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.

Continuing the Mission of Mercy

Monday, September 23, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Deacons and Wives Retreat) – Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for 2016. While the jubilee year may be over, the Holy Father wishes that we continue the mission of mercy. Thi...


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The Art of Michelangelo: Sculptor, Painter, Poet

Friday, September 27, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

In the history of art, the Renaissance man sought to explore the marvel of the human. Returning to classical Greek and Roman roots, the artists of this age explored human creativity to reflect Divi...


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Gratitude

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

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? ($255 single, $425 double)


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The “Little Rule” of St. Benedict and the “Little Way” of St. Therese

Friday, October 11, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

During this retreat we shall study the two saints, St. Benedict and St. Therese, and see their unique personalities, their similarity to each other, and the way their lives and teachings complement...


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Reading the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat) Reading the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry. ($465 single)


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A Weekend-long AA Meeting in 5 Sessions

Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 3, 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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The Leaven of Christ: That in All Things God May be Glorified!

Friday, November 8, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

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 called and sent by Jes...


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Biblical Wisdom: What is it? Where can it be found?

Friday, November 15, 2019 - Sunday, November 17, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Biblical Wisdom: What is it? Where can it be found? ($255 single, $425 double)


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Spiritual Themes from the Sunday Lectionary in the New Liturgical Year

Monday, November 18, 2019 - Friday, November 22, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

As priests, much of our spirituality comes from the Lectionary. The Sunday Lectionary is always before us as we prepare to minister to the people in our parishes. This retreat will look at broad sp...


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Preparing the Way: An Advent Retreat

Friday, November 29, 2019 - Sunday, December 1, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore the various themes of this holy season of waiting and preparation by a study of the sacred Scriptures, customs and ritual expressions of our Christian tradition. Various m...


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