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.

Parables of Jesus for the Present Day - 117120

Friday, June 10, 2022 - Sunday, June 12, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat focuses on five parables of Jesus: on the reign of God among us; living according to the reign of God; in the world but not of the world; loss and gain; vigilance.


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Cultivating the Virtues of Presence, Hospitality and Community in our Busy Lives - 122480

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT

The practicalities of our busy lives can leave us tired, burned out and wanting more. Join us on a one-day journey where we will explore how to cultivate the virtues of presence, hospitality and co...


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The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat - 102103

Friday, June 17, 2022 - Thursday, June 23, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

From the beginning, art has been used as a pathway toward spiritual insight and awareness. On this studio retreat, each participant will work in one of several media throughout the week. Emphasis w...


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Deepening Prayer through Music - 116957

Friday, June 24, 2022 - Sunday, June 26, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Music is an expressive art form employed in the liturgies of the Church across the ages. Understanding notable sacred musical compositions from the medieval period to the 21st century reinforces th...


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Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life - 117382

Friday, July 1, 2022 - Sunday, July 3, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

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...


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Summer Chant Workshop - 117261

Monday, July 11, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This workshop is designed for directors of parish liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. Come spend a week immersed in the beauty of liturgical chant. Learn how to incorporate English an...


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A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons - 116510

Friday, July 15, 2022 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Join us for a fun-filled journey through Steps 3, 11 and 12. Happy, joyous and free will dispel any glumness. An atmosphere couched in Benedictine hospitality will enable you to take stock of where...


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Bible Bootcamp - 117088

Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

We live in a time of Biblical illiteracy. Catholics and other Christians often remark that they feel a bit lost when approaching the Bible. This retreat aims to help Christians approach the Bible m...


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Devotional Dispatch: How to Create a Parish Publication - 122481

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us in this workshop that is designed to illustrate how to create a traditional newsletter, including helping you gather appropriate content and applying basic layout skills. In addition, the w...


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Praise and Worship in the Fine Arts - 117152

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - Thursday, August 18, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Music, painting, sculpture, and other notable artworks across the ages show how artists present praise and prayer in their masterpieces. Through a deeper understanding of ...


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