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

  • Wednesday, April 16 - Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Psalms in the Liturgy of Holy Week

    Holy Week retreat.

  • Thursday, May 1 - Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Little Things Mean a Lot

    (Secretaries and Parish Administrators retreat) Daily, routine events that make a difference when done with true charity.

  • Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9, 2014

    Radical Dependence in the Gospel of Paul

    (Priests retreat)

  • Tuesday, May 20 - Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Praying the Bible: Lectio Divina (1)

    (Midweek Retreat) Lectio divina, or holy reading, is a foundational monastic practice that can become a support to the faith life of every Christian. This retreat will explore how we can cultiv…

  • Monday, May 26 - Sunday, June 1, 2014

    Image as a Window

    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. Emphas…

  • Monday, June 2 - Friday, June 6, 2014

    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…

  • Tuesday, June 24 - Thursday, June 26, 2014

    St. Benedict on Humility

    (Midweek Retreat) Conferences focus on Chapter 7 of the Rule of St. Benedict. The lengthiest chapter in the Rule forms an axis on which the rest of the Rule turns. Rather than a list of tasks …

  • Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

    Marvelous Mozart (Newly revised)

    This updated version of this popular retreat will focus on the spiritual aspects of his works. Through video and audio presentations, the life of this genius will be explored. Special emphasis wi…

  • Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11, 2014

    Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song (Beginners)

    This seminar is offered in a beginner session and an advanced session on July 14-18, 2014. In this beginner session, learn how the practice of Gregorian chant brings to life the Word of God in so…

  • Friday, July 11 - Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Pray Your Way to Happiness

    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 introduction to pra…

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