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.

Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life - 117184

Friday, September 30, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

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 ages...


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Growing in the Love of Christ - 117414

Friday, October 7, 2022 - Sunday, October 9, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat tackles the topics of God’s love for us in Christ, the gift of the Spirit in prayer and in life, and our friendship with Christ.


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Praying All Ways: Exploring Prayer through the Multiple Intelligences - 122482

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What does the brain have to do with the way we pray? Why do some forms of prayer feel more comfortable? How can we expand our prayer repertoire? Come, get out of your comfort zone and you might dis...


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Great Stories from the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Preaching and Spiritual Growth - 117446

Monday, October 24, 2022 - Friday, October 28, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Priests Retreat

Online registration has closed. You can call the Guest House at 812-357-6611 to see if there are any openings.


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Mozart’s Main Masses - 116841

Friday, November 4, 2022 - Sunday, November 6, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This merry retreat will focus on the life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; in particular, his two main Masses will be considered spiritually. Audio-visual materials will enhance the program. C...


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Growing in Friendship with God - 122483

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

Come spend a day exploring what it means to be a friend of God. With Scripture and spiritual writers as our guides, we will hear the call to be friends of God and consider how that friendship shape...


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Lectio Divina: Praying with the Bible - 117478

Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, November 20, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Reflect on how prayerful reading of the holy scriptures, and lovingly meditating on the sacred word, anchors our prayer and leads us to the deep interior still point of God’s presence within. Lecti...


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Soul Collage: Imaging Our Inner Life - 122484

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sometimes it is hard to balance all the pieces of our lives, or even to be aware of what really needs our attention. Creating a visual of a coherent whole, and reflecting on its meaning, can help u...


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Benedictine Spirituality as Lived in Marriage - 116777

Friday, December 16, 2022 - Sunday, December 18, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat explores the Benedictine vows of obedience, stability and conversion as they can be applied in marriage, with humility as the thread that binds these three vows together. This retreat ...


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Winter Chant Workshop: Singing and Conducting Chant - 147009

Monday, January 9, 2023 - Friday, January 13, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This workshop is designed for directors of liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. In addition to covering some of the fundamentals of chant, the focus of the week will be on vocal pedago...


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