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.

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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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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Environmental Spirituality

Friday, October 12, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Laudato Sí, the 2015 papal encyclical by Pope Francis, expresses the Church’s concern over facing global environmental deterioration due to human activity and climate change. Conferences w...


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Key Themes in the Gospel of Mark: Challenges for Preaching and Pastoral Practice

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat)

This retreat for priests will explore some of the key themes in the Gospel of Mark that are important for preaching and the way priests carry out their pastoral practice.<...


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Pardon My Perfection

Friday, November 2, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The closer we seem to get to God, the more entitled we feel to criticize everyone who hasn’t attained our spiritual heights. The Pharisee continues to trash the publican (Luke 18:9-14). Conferences...


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Pray Your Way to Happiness

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Thursday, November 8, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

We often think of prayer as an obligation to God. Actually, prayer is the very substance of life, the key to strength and joy, here and hereafter. This retreat is a practi...


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Creative Grieving: Confronting Loss

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Our lives are filled with many experiences of loss: broken relationships, lost friends, change of work or living place and, ultimately, the death of a loved one. This retreat will explore how to cr...


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