Retreats

Perhaps you're interested in learning how Scripture, prayer, Benedictine wisdom or art can enhance your spirituality.

Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year - on these and other topics at our Guest House and Retreat Center in southern Indiana.

Three-day retreats are held 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.

The Church in the Modern World

Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The conferences 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 magis...


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Children of Abraham

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Abraham is the father of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This retreat will explore who Abraham was; what Jews, Christians, and Muslims have in common and ho...


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Environmental Spirituality

Friday, October 12, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Laudato Sí, the 2015 papal encyclical by Pope Francis, expresses the Church’s concern over facing global environmental deterioration due to human activity and climate change. Conferences w...


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Key Themes in the Gospel of Mark: Challenges for Preaching and Pastoral Practice

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat)

This retreat for priests will explore some of the key themes in the Gospel of Mark that are important for preaching and the way priests carry out their pastoral practice.<...


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Pardon My Perfection

Friday, November 2, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The closer we seem to get to God, the more entitled we feel to criticize everyone who hasn’t attained our spiritual heights. The Pharisee continues to trash the publican (Luke 18:9-14). Conferences...


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Pray Your Way to Happiness

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Thursday, November 8, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(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 practi...


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Creative Grieving: Confronting Loss

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Our lives are filled with many experiences of loss: broken relationships, lost friends, change of work or living place and, ultimately, the death of a loved one. This retreat will explore how to cr...


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The Birth of Jesus According to the Gospel of Luke

Friday, November 16, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat looks forward to Advent and Christmas. The focus will be on the first two chapters of Luke’s gospel, which sets forth Luke’s version of the birth of the Messiah.


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Contemplative Living

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The conferences will explore the topic of deep prayer as gleaned from the mystical tradition of the Church. Contemplation is not something for only monks and nuns; it is a mode of prayer rooted in ...


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Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat

Friday, February 15, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Married Couples only) - So often our first impressions of people prove to be completely wrong. For a lasting relationship, we need to be open to the revelation of another to us. This retreat for c...


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