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, April 17 - Sunday, April 19, 2015

    A Weekend with St. Teresa of Avila

    In the year 2015, the Church celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, mystic and certainly one the greatest teachers of prayer in the Catholic t…

  • Tuesday, April 28 - Thursday, April 30, 2015

    St. Benedict's Way

    (Midweek Retreat) This retreat will focus on the 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 and can su…

  • Thursday, April 30 - Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Sleeper Awake!

    (Secretaries and Parish Administrators Retreat) In Ephesians we read, "Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." And in his Letter to the Romans, St. Paul writes that Chr…

  • Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

    A Monastic Witness to Non-violence

    Fr. Louis (Thomas) Merton, OCSO, believed the pursuit of peace was not optional for Christians. Merton began his monastic vocation at Gethsemane as a pious young convert to Catholicism who also h…

  • Tuesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 28, 2015

    A Blessed Life: Living the Beatitudes

    (Midweek Retreat) This retreat will look in depth at the content of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount as a guide for joyful living. 

  • Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31, 2015

    The Wisdom of Nazareth

    This retreat will focus on Blessed Charles de Foucauld's insights into living the ordinary life in Christ. Exploring his most interesting life and expressive writings, we'll learn his special spi…

  • Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12, 2015

    Reading the Word of God in the Liturgy

    In liturgical celebrations, the reader ends the scriptural text with "The Word of the Lord." It's often the case that readers are not trained in public speaking, and the significance of the text i…

  • Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Where Sin Increased (Romans 5:20): The Seven Big Ones

    It all started with the first prideful "no" to God. Paradise was lost, but Jesus is the Way back and grace overflows. We, His Body, fight the fight against the capital sins of pride, greed, envy, …

  • Tuesday, June 23 - Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Pray Your Way to Happiness

    (Midweek Retreat) We often think of prayer as an obligation to God. Actually, prayer is the very substance of life, the key to strength and joy, here and hereafter. This retreat is a practical in…

  • Friday, July 3 - Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Monastic Practices

    For centuries, Christian men and women have been leaving "the world" to seek God in the solitude and silencer of "the Desert." This retreat will focus on the particular prayer, asceticism and cha…

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