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, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

    I am with You Always, Even to the End of the World: The Sacraments of the Church

    The sacraments guarantee those words of Jesus' empowering presence in our lives from the cradle to grave. "We hurry to the gospel as to Christ physically present among us," said St. Ignatius of A…

  • Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Almost Paradise

    (Married Couples Only Retreat #2) Living together in great love is the secret to human happiness - something we'll enjoy completely only in heaven. But here on earth, giving oneself in love to …

  • Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Celebrating the Paschal Mystery

    This retreat will help prepare us for the celebration of Holy Week by exploring the theology/spirituality of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. The highlight of the weekend will be th…

  • Wednesday, April 12 - Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Holy Week Retreat

    The retreat will foster the faith and devotion of participants in the liturgies of Holy Week. Conferences will offer meditation and theological reflection on the liturgies of Holy Week from Palm …

  • 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…

  • Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Praying with the Gospel of Luke


  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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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