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.

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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Being Who We Are: Opening our Hearts to God in Prayer #161206

Friday, January 20, 2023 - Sunday, January 22, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Our world is filled with distractions. Our lives are filled with distractions. Our prayer is filled with distractions. Journey with Father Simon and other young adults on recognizing the path of hu...


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Welcoming In-Laws - 131619

Friday, February 10, 2023 - Sunday, February 12, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Valentine Retreat – Married Couples Only) A crucial part of married couples’ lives are the in-laws. How do we welcome them into our family dynamic? Movies, PowerPoint presentations, and music will...


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Freedom Through Forgiveness - 139035

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - Thursday, March 2, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) The Gospel teaches us that forgiveness is at the core of our faith. This retreat addresses the difficulties of forgiveness and ways to move beyond them by looking at how others ha...


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Christian Hospitality: Welcoming One Another as Christ - 139073

Friday, March 17, 2023 - Sunday, March 19, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Christian hospitality is not a “soft” virtue; it is hard! St. Paul believes Christians are called to demonstrate a ready openness to others (whom Jesus calls “neighbor”) and to welcome the neighbor...


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Welcoming In-Laws - 139094

Friday, March 24, 2023 - Sunday, March 26, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Second Valentine Retreat – Married Couples Only) A crucial part of married couples’ lives are the in-laws. How do we welcome them into our family dynamic? Movies, PowerPoint presentations, and mus...


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Celebrating The Paschal Mystery - 139122

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - Sunday, April 9, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Holy Week Retreat) Entering into the fullness of celebration, each retreatant will be active in the various liturgies of Holy Week. Conferences will examine in detail the various forms of
lit...


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The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew’s Handbook for Living in the Kingdom of Heaven - 139154

Monday, April 17, 2023 - Friday, April 21, 2023
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat) This retreat will examine Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount, highlighting challenges for priestly spirituality.


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