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.

Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song - Advanced

Monday, July 30, 2018 - Friday, August 3, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

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. In this advanced se...


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - Thursday, August 2, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

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 St. Benedict's ...


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Who is St. Paul and What Did He Write: Three Perspectives

Friday, August 17, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore the letters attributed to St. Paul. We will discover that, in fact, there are three St. Pauls and they do not all say the same thing.


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Monastic Living

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Thursday, August 23, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

This retreat will give participants an opportunity to experience a day of Benedictine monastic living, including all monastic prayer periods, silence, work, as well as sho...


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Benedictine Spirituality as Lived in Marriage

Friday, August 24, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Married Couples Only)

This retreat focuses on exploring the Benedictine vows of obedience, stability and conversion as they can be applied in marriage, with humility as the thread that bin...


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How to Read the Gospel of John with Understanding: Signs for Our Time

Friday, September 14, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The first half of the gospel of John is called “the book of signs.” To understand the Gospel of John, one must know how to read these signs with understanding. This retreat will look carefully at s...


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Simplicity Retreat Revised: A Way of Life

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Searching the Gospels, we discover the simplicity of our Savior. Such simplicity is not only exterior (possessions), but also deeply interior (heart and soul). This retreat will explore the popular...


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Continuing the Mission of Mercy

Monday, September 24, 2018 - Friday, September 28, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Deacons and Wives Retreat)

Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for 2016. While the jubilee year may be over, the Holy Father wishes that we continue the mission of merc...


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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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