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.

St. Catherine of Siena: Witness for Our Times

Friday, September 11, 2020 - Sunday, September 13, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Conferences will speak to the character and spiritual teaching of this Doctor of the Church and how we can use her example and her spiritual doctrine in our times of incertitude. ($255 single, $425...


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St. Paul and the Challenges of Living Christian Life Day by Day

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Sunday, September 20, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Next to Jesus, St. Paul has been the most influential figure in the history of Christianity. The depth of his thought and the passion of his involvement have meant that, since his letters became pa...


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - Thursday, October 1, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Midweek Retreat

This retreat will focus on the Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today’s fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can b...


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Stories of Genesis and Exodus

Friday, October 2, 2020 - Sunday, October 4, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The stories of Genesis and Exodus provide the foundation for much of our faith and life in Christ. This weekend will look at some of these basic stories and explore what they offer us for life in t...


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Lectio Divina Retreat

Friday, October 9, 2020 - Sunday, October 11, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Conferences will focus on biblical passages taken from the Lectionary, the Church’s book of liturgical readings, to demonstrate how praying the scriptures moves one from the literal level of the wr...


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Matthew’s Advice to a Church in Crisis and Distress

Monday, October 12, 2020 - Friday, October 16, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat)

Matthew’s story carries a vision of the human condition that provides us with a stance toward life, a way to view the world and the Church in which we live. We pray and stu...


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On Being Catholic

Friday, October 23, 2020 - Sunday, October 25, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

What kind of people can be welcomed into the Church? The answer is simple – and uncomfortable: the same kind of people Jesus welcomed into his company. Hardly the cream of wealthy, fashionable, rel...


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The Power of Intercession

Friday, November 6, 2020 - Sunday, November 8, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

In the communion of saints triumphant and militant (us), prayer is an important and crucial aspect of the committed Christian’s life. Lifting up others in prayer in their illnesses and struggles is...


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Spiritual Themes from the Sunday Lectionary in the New Liturgical Year

Monday, November 9, 2020 - Friday, November 13, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests and Deacons Retreat)

As priests, much of our spirituality comes from the Lectionary. The Sunday Lectionary is always before as we prepare to minister to the people...


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Christian Non-Violence: A Comprehensive Pro-Life Spirituality

Friday, November 13, 2020 - Sunday, November 15, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Conferences will focus on the teaching and writings of Thomas Merton, the famous Trappist monk and spiritual author from Gethsemane Abbey in Kentucky. Reflections will focus especially on what Mert...


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