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

  • Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2016

    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…

  • Tuesday, August 16 - Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Pray Your Way to Happiness

    (Midweek Retreat) We often think of prayer as an obligation to God. Actually, prayer is the very substance of life, the key to strength and joy, here and hereafter. This retreat is a practical in…

  • Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Discovering the Spiritual Richness in the Letters of St. Paul


  • Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life

    The Rule of St. Benedict for monasteries has many valuable lessons for those living outside the monastic setting. Conferences will focus on identifying some of the important aspects of the monast…

  • Friday, September 2 - Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Simplicity: To Have is Not to Be

    "Simplicity" or "downsizing" isn't another name for a garage sale. We will go deep inside and knock at the door of the baptized mind to look at the internal root causes that lead to external hous…

  • Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

    Aging Gracefully: A Retreat for 60s and Over

    Today people are living longer and richer lives. This retreat will focus on how best to allow God's grace to enhance these senior years. Deepening one's spirituality through a more intense prayer…

  • Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Cultivating a Discerning Heart

    Retreat conferences will explore how Christians are called to "read the signs of our times" in the ordinary and not-so-ordinary times of our lives. To have a discerning heart is to hear the Word …

  • Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

    The Rosary Revisited

    The rosary is a treasure of the Catholic Church. This retreat aims to introduce newcomers to the rosary as well as renewing experienced practitioners of this prayer. 

  • Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9, 2016

    Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life

    This retreat will explore how beauty in nature and art reveals God's presence and action in the world and examines the strength and power of religious imagery art and architecture through the age…

  • Monday, October 17 - Friday, October 21, 2016

    Biblical Reflections on Pastoral Leadership

    (Priests Retreat) This retreat will explore pastoral leadership as it is variously described in the Bible. Particular attention will be given to the challenges this offers to priestly ministry an…

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