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, October 9 - Sunday, October 11, 2015

    Looking Deeper into the Rule of St. Benedict

    This retreat will explore the Rule of St. Benedict and related material. Much of monastic wisdom applies to the lives of busy Christians. The retreat will focus on stability and change (conversat…

  • Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23, 2015

    The Sermon on the Mount: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry

    (Priests Retreat)

  • Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25, 2015

    Listening to God with a Discerning Ear

    This retreat focuses on how to recognize the call of Christ amid the many loud distractions of our world. Discernment is a skill that, when developed through a life of prayer, can help us to know …

  • Tuesday, October 27 - Thursday, October 29, 2015

    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 architectur…

  • Friday, November 13 - Sunday, November 15, 2015

    Covenant: Our Relationship with God in Christ

    The word "testament" means "covenant," and a covenant is a relationship sealed by an oath with mutual responsibilities and blessings. This retreat will explore our relationship with God revealed …

  • Friday, November 20 - Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Aging Gracefully (Revised): A Retreat for 60s and Over

    Today people are living longer and richer lives. This retreat will focus on how best to allow God's grace to enhance these senior years. Deepening one's spirituality through a more intense prayer …

  • Friday, December 18 - Sunday, December 20, 2015

    The Infancy Narratives of Matthew and Luke


  • Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14, 2016

    Sincerely Yours

    (Married Couples only) Communication is the art of life and intimate communication is the basis of successful married life. This retreat will explore ways to enhance your communication skills wit…

  • Tuesday, March 8 - Thursday, March 10, 2016

    From Anger to Forgiveness

    This retreat will explore how we can follow Jesus' directive to forgive in the face of our anger over offenses. 

  • Thursday, March 10 - Sunday, March 13, 2016

    Administration and Evangelization

    (Secretaries and Parish Administrators Retreat) The Church's main mission is to preach and spread the Gospel: evangelization. Pope Francis, in his Joy of the Gospel, lays out some important pri…

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