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

  • 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. 
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  • 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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  • Friday, March 18 - Sunday, March 20, 2016

    Benedictine Spirituality as Lived in Marriage

    (Married Couples Only) This retreat focuses on exploring the Benedictine vows of obedience, stability and conversatio as they can be applied in marriage, with humility as the thread that bin…
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  • Wednesday, March 23 - Sunday, March 27, 2016

    Reflections on the Triduum

    (Holy Week Retreat) The experience of the sacred Triduum forms the background for the conferences, reflection sessions and prayer experiences. Emphasis will be given to the exploration of differen…
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  • Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1, 2016

    Retreat for Angry Priests

    (Priests Retreat) The public process of accusing and convicting priests of sexual misconduct often leaves their fellow priests angry and belligerent. We will try to provide a forum for discussi…
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  • Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10, 2016

    He Has Been Raised!

    Reflections on the post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus as described in the gospels.
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  • Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Living Virtuously: Exploring Christian Virtues

    For the ancient Greeks, living virtuously was essential for a happy life. As Christians, we are invited to exercise a series of virtues that can enhance our lives in the Christian community. In t…
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  • Tuesday, May 3 - Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Singing the Gospel - Day by Day!

    (Midweek Retreat) This retreat will be on the New Testament Canticles used in the Liturgy of the Hours: the Canticles of Zechariah, Mary and Simeon, the Letter to the Philippians and the Boo…
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  • Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8, 2016

    Monastic Life as it is Lived Today

    The conferences will compare the times and Rule of St. Benedict in the sixth century to the 21st century and how it can and does apply to today's life and society. The retreat conferences will fo…
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  • Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Peace, the Benedictine Way

    This retreat will focus on the holy Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today's fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can be applied and adapted and we can g…
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