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, 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…

  • Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 12, 2015

    The Cry of the Earth

    This retreat studies Christian ecology in a suffering world today. As Christians, we are called to be wise stewards of our precious earth and thus further God's creation. This retreat will not on…

  • Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 2015

    Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song

    The seminar will be offered in a beginner session and in an advanced session on July 13-17, 2015. Learn how the practice of Gregorian chant brings to life the Word of God in song, and study the i…

  • Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Coming Home

    A retreat for recovering alcoholics by Fr. Colman, a recovering alcoholic monk-priest. This is a retreat that offers recovering alcoholics of Catholic heritage an invitation to consider how Catho…

  • Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24, 2015

    Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song

    (Advanced Session) 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…

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

    Benedictine Spirituality: Nothing Extraordinary but Everything Ordinary in Living Daily Life

    Midweek Retreat.

  • Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2, 2015

    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…

  • Friday, August 21 - Sunday, August 23, 2015

    The Beatitudes: The Foundation of Christian Spirituality


  • Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30, 2015

    Being Born Anew

    This retreat focuses on key markers of the Christian life, those visible characteristics of a person who belongs to Christ. Christ is "making all things new" (Rev. 21:5), and being born anew is a …

  • Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Caravaggio's Concern

    Caravaggio was a gifted artist genius who was once rejected as a mere rebel, but today is recognized as a great innovator in both the worlds of art and theology. Although a certain sinner, he can …

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