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, 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10, 2016

    He Has Been Raised!

    Reflections on the post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus as described in the gospels.

  • 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…

  • Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 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…

  • 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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