Personalized Sabbatical Program


Design Your Own Sabbatical

Saint Meinrad offers a place of peace and refreshment for those seeking rest from intensive work and ministry. Plan your personalized sabbatical stay at Saint Meinrad for one to 10 months, between August 1 and May 31. Sabbatical guests are men and women from all areas of Church life and academia, many of whom are involved in ministry.




Sabbatical guests stay in comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with private baths. Most rooms are furnished with a full-size bed and equipped with Wi-Fi, phone and voice mail, television access and a small refrigerator. Specially equipped rooms are available for those with physical challenges. Meals are served three times a day in the student dining room.

Additional Services

While at Saint Meinrad, you'll have access to these services (some have additional charges):

Admissions Requirements

Saint Meinrad sabbaticals are open primarily to those involved in some form of ecclesial ministry. Clergy, lay persons and religious are welcome. Sabbaticals can be designed for professors and administrators seeking a place for study, relaxation and prayer.


Nonrefundable deposit:  $50 (applied to total cost of room and board)             

Room and board, per month:  $2,970

Transportation (round trip from airport):  $50

Cost per course (audit):  $900

Cost per course (for credit): $1,500

All fees are subject to change.

How to Apply

To apply for a sabbatical, follow these steps:

Contact Us

To speak with someone about tailoring your sabbatical experience at Saint Meinrad, please contact:

Fr. Luke Waugh, OSB
Coordinator of Sabbatical Program
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
200 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Phone: (812) 357-6422
Fax: (812) 357-6762