Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict


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Perhaps you're interested in learning how Scripture, prayer, Benedictine wisdom or how art can inspire your spirituality. Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year - on these and other topics.

Three-day retreats are offered on weekends (Friday evening through Sunday noon) or during the week (Tuesday evening through Thursday noon).

To register online, begin by clicking on the title of the retreat that interests you.

Upcoming Retreats

  • Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8, 2016

    By Every Word that Comes from the Mouth of God

    The Rule of St. Benedict is the end-result of the saint's Lectio Divina. A lifetime of prayerful listening to the Word from God produced a biblically rooted way of life that has been leading coun…

  • Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Peace, the Benedictine Way

    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 adapted and we can g…

  • Friday, June 17 - Thursday, June 23, 2016

    The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist's Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat

    From the beginning, art has been used as a pathway toward spiritual insight and awareness. On this studio retreat, each participant will work in one of several media throughout the week. Emphasis…

  • Tuesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 23, 2016

    The Jesus Prayer

    (Midweek Retreat) This retreat introduces and explores this beautiful form of prayer, which comes to us from the Eastern Church. 

  • Tuesday, June 28 - Thursday, June 30, 2016

    The Beatitudes: God's Logic in a Crazy World

    (Midweek Retreat) The Beatitudes are God's way of saying, "How delighted I am with you who are poor in pocket and poor in spirit, you who mourn, who are meek …. This kind of happiness can be found…

  • Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 3, 2016

    Basic Bach: Appreciating a Creative Genius

    This retreat continues the exploration of great composers who have used their musical genius to enhance the spirituality of the Christian Church. Bach was truly a master of expressing the power o…

  • Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8, 2016

    The Priesthood: Yesterday, Today and ... Tomorrow

    (Priests Retreat) This retreat examines models of the priesthood from the past and present to establish a solid spirituality of the priesthood in the Church today … and tomorrow. The thoughts of P…

  • Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10, 2016

    Powerlessness, Weakness and Strength in Recovery: An AA Retreat

    Admitting that one has become powerless over alcohol is a bedrock beginning of recovery. This beginning opens the way to ask for and receive strength for sobriety from beyond ourselves, from a Po…

  • Tuesday, July 12 - Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Monastic Practices

    (Midweek Retreat) For centuries, Christian men and women have been leaving "the world" to seek God in the solitude and silence of "the Desert." This retreat will focus on the particular prayer, a…

  • Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17, 2016

    Pray Always

    Retreat conferences will focus on the essential nature of prayer as prompted by grace and guided by the Holy Spirit, who teaches us to surrender willful self-assertion to grow in willingness to s…

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