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

  • Tuesday, September 16 - Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life, Part 2

    (Midweek Retreat) This retreat will explore how beauty in nature and art reveals God's presence and action in the world and examines the strength and power of religious imagery art and architec…

  • Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21, 2014

    The Sacred Journey: Exploring the Art of Pilgrimage

    One of the many disciplines of the spiritual life is pilgrimage, which can serve as an inspiring metaphor for our whole Christian life. This retreat will observe both the actual practice of pilgr…

  • Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Christ-life and Meek in a World Torn by Violence and Discord

    Conferences focus on non-violence and gentleness as integral to authentic Christian spirituality. The humble Christ calls out, "Come to me…and learn from me, for I am meek and humble in heart." T…

  • Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Revisiting the Rosary

    The rosary is a favorite form of prayer for many Christians. Like all prayer, its richness deepens with greater understanding of its history and practice. This retreat is for rosary beginners and …

  • Tuesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 16, 2014

    St. Benedict's Way

    (Midweek Retreat) This retreat will focus on the holy Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living in today's fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can be applied and adapted an…

  • Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Rigorous Honesty throughout the 12 Steps: A Key to Sobriety and Spirituality

    (AA Men's Retreat) Fr. Colman, monk and priest, says simply, "I am very well qualified to sit at our tables and eager to share experience, strength and hope with all who wish."

  • Monday, November 3 - Friday, November 7, 2014

    The Psalms: Formation for Ministry

    (Permanent Deacons Retreat)

  • Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9, 2014

    The Good Humor Saint: St. Philip Neri

    This remarkable man of God was a servant to the poor and to the youth in Rome at an important time in Catholic history. Founder of a religious congregation, the Oratory, he was a man of tremendous…

  • Tuesday, November 11 - Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life

    (Midweek Retreat) The Rule of St. Benedict for monasteries has many valuable lessons for those living outside the monastic setting. Conferences will focus on identifying some of the important a…

  • Friday, November 14 - Sunday, November 16, 2014

    Understanding Jesus as the Parable of God


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