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.

Biblical Wisdom: What is it? Where can it be found?

Friday, November 15, 2019 - Sunday, November 17, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Biblical Wisdom: What is it? Where can it be found? ($255 single, $425 double)


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Spiritual Themes from the Sunday Lectionary in the New Liturgical Year

Monday, November 18, 2019 - Friday, November 22, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

As priests, much of our spirituality comes from the Lectionary. The Sunday Lectionary is always before us as we prepare to minister to the people in our parishes. This retreat will look at broad sp...


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Preparing the Way: An Advent Retreat

Friday, November 29, 2019 - Sunday, December 1, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore the various themes of this holy season of waiting and preparation by a study of the sacred Scriptures, customs and ritual expressions of our Christian tradition. Various m...


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Winter Chant Workshop: Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song

Monday, January 20, 2020 - Friday, January 24, 2020

Workshop led by Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB, and Team

This workshop is designed for directors of parish liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. Come spend a...


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Together in Christ

Friday, February 14, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Valentine Retreat, Married Couples Only)

In the sacrament of marriage, the couple invites Christ into their married life together. This weekend retreat will offer the opportunity to explor...


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Together in Christ

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

(Second Valentine Retreat, Married Couples Only)

In the sacrament of marriage, the couple invites Christ into their married life together. This weekend retreat will offer the opportunity to...


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Healing Anger Through Forgiveness

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Anger is an unavoidable human feeling and we often have good reasons to be angry. But anger can also be an obstacle to living a fuller life. This retreat aims to ex...


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Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life

Friday, March 27, 2020 - Sunday, March 29, 2020
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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Lectio Divina Retreat

Friday, April 3, 2020 - Sunday, April 5, 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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The Easter Triduum: Three Days, One Event

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Live the Paschal Mystery through the liturgy with the monastic community. Daily presentations and have time for personal prayer and quiet reflection. ($465 single, $735 double)


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