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.

Literature, God and Us

Friday, July 19, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Reading can be a great way to explore our relationship with God and with others. In this retreat, we will look at how even our reading of fiction can be used to strengthen and explore our relations...


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Key Themes in the Gospel of Luke

Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Key Themes in the Gospel of Luke. ($255 single, $425 double)


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - Thursday, August 22, 2019
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. Many chapters of the Rule can be applied and ad...


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The Rosary Zone

Friday, August 23, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat looks at the origins and practice of the rosary through history, as well as its place as a magnificent contemporary way of prayer. ($255 single, $425 double)


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The Acts of the Apostles: Luke’s Vision of the Early Church

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The Acts of the Apostles: Luke’s Vision of the Early Church ($255 single, $425 double)


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Unpacking the Vocation of Marriage

Friday, September 20, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

With the distractions of the world, children, jobs, volunteering, etc., the vocation aspect of marriage sometimes falls to the wayside. This retreat will provide inspirational experiences for coupl...


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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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