Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Retreats

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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

  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28, 2017

    Praying with the Psalms

    The prayer book of the deacon is the Psalms, 150 prayers and reflections that describe virtually every possible human thought, feeling and situation. They invite a serious look into our relations…
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  • Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Praying with the Gospel of Luke


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  • Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5, 2017

    The Psalms as Change Agents

    Protestant theologian Walter Brueggemann, whom many look to as the doyen of Old Testament/Psalms commentators, has written a short book that is changing lives. We will use his From Whom No Secret…
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  • Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2017

    The Church in the Modern World

    This retreat will address issues related to the evangelizing mission of the Church's sons and daughters, those who "are united to Christ and guided by the holy Spirit," as described in the magist…
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  • Tuesday, May 9 - Thursday, May 11, 2017

    St. Gregory the Great and Monastic Wisdom

    What we know about St. Benedict and his reputation as a saint was written by St. Gregory the Great. This retreat will dive into the spirituality of this great monastic writer.
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  • Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Fruits of the Catholic Faith

    The monastic journey allows one to experience many fruits of the Catholic faith in focused ways. With a monastic lens, this retreat will explore some of those fruits like the sacraments, Mary and …
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  • Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Spiritual Integration: Fitness, Health and Physical Well-Being

    With Scripture and the Rule of St. Benedict as our guide, we will explore how a life of physical fitness and healthful eating leads us on a journey of self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-gif…
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  • Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16, 2017

    A Weekend with Mary, Our Blessed Mother

    Exploring Mary's important role in presenting the Savior to our world, this retreat will focus on the latest Marian spirituality. A highpoint of the weekend will be the Sunday celebration of Our L…
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  • Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2017

    Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song

    Learn how the practice of Gregorian chant brings to life the Word of God in song, and study the intimate relationship between the proclaimed Word of God and its melodic setting. Learn a new way t…
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  • Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017

    A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons

    This retreat is for those seeking, through heartfelt prayer and meditation, to improve their conscious contract with God, as they understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for them an…
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