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).

Check-in time for retreats is 2-5 p.m. Vespers in the Archabbey Church is at 5 p.m. followed by supper. The opening conference typically begins at 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. The retreat concludes with lunch on the last day of the program. A complete schedule is provided at registration.

To register online, begin by clicking on the title of the retreat that interests you.

The Beauty of Beethoven: A Musical Meditation - 104620

Friday, August 27, 2021 - Sunday, August 29, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

In this retreat, we will focus on the making of a great artist through suffering and rejection. Beethoven’s spirituality will be explored by focusing on his masterpieces. Audio-visual aids will enh...


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Healing Anger Through Forgiveness - 104716

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Thursday, September 30, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Anger is an unavoidable human feeling and we often have good reasons to be angry. But anger can also be an obstacle to living a fuller life. This retreat aims to examine Je...


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Unpacking the Vocation of Marriage through Scripture and Married Saints - 105745

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Married Couples Only)

With all the distractions of the world, children, jobs, volunteering, etc., the vocation aspect of marriage tends to fall to the wayside as we try to raise our famili...


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The Rule of St. Benedict for Life Today - 104748

Friday, October 8, 2021 - Sunday, October 10, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The Rule of St. Benedict contains practical and sound advice for living with God and with others. This retreat will focus on key passages that offer us Benedict’s common sense and wisdom f...


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Being Humble, Being Holy - 104783

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Sunday, October 17, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Retreat conferences will reflect on St. Benedict’s spiritual teachings as summarized by the seventh chapter of his Rule for monks. Humility is the primary characteristic of the Benedictine...


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A Conversation with St. Paul Regarding the Trials of Pastoral Ministry - 104784

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Friday, October 22, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat)

Many of the pastoral issues St. Paul had to deal with have strong similarities with current pastoral issues priests are confronted with today. We will ask Paul how he deal...


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Gratitude - 104816

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - Thursday, October 28, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Gratitude has been called the parent of the virtues. What place does it have in the life of a Christian disciple and how do we practice it?


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The Popular Polish Pope: The Life and Service of Pope John Paul II -104848

Friday, November 12, 2021 - Sunday, November 14, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

By studying the encyclicals and teachings of this remarkable theologian, we will gain an understanding of his “theology of the body” and the “new evangelization.” His earlier struggles with Nazi an...


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Popular Stories from the Gospel of John - 104912

Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, November 21, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Many great stories are found in the Gospel of John. This retreat will focus on just a few of them and show why they have remained so popular through the centuries. We will consider The Prologue of ...


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Christmas for Adults - 104944

Friday, December 17, 2021 - Sunday, December 19, 2021
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

What do the Gospels have to say about Jesus’ birth?


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