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.

The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat

Friday, June 14, 2019 - Thursday, June 20, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Retreatants limited) – From the beginning, art has been used as a pathway toward spiritual insight and awareness. On this studio retreat, each participant will work in one of several media. Emphas...


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The Miracle of Chartres: A Close Look at a Gorgeous Gothic Cathedral and the Mysteries Behind It

Friday, June 28, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Most Gothic cathedrals took centuries to design and build. Chartres is a great exception – built in only 25 years. Its master builder, along with the talented stone sculptors and stained glass spec...


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Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song

Monday, July 1, 2019 - Friday, July 5, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Learn how the practice of Gregorian chant can enhance our experience of Liturgical Prayer. This workshop includes study of the original chant notations as the key to unlocking the spiritual and art...


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Singing the Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist: Advanced

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The plan for this week builds on the previous week described above. The presenters will presume familiarity with the basics of chant. It is therefore recommended that participants have substantial ...


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A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons

Friday, July 12, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(AA Retreat) – This retreat is for those seeking, through heartfelt prayer and meditation, to improve their conscious contract with God, as they understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His wi...


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Literature, God and Us

Friday, July 19, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Reading can be a great way to explore our relationship with God and with others. In this retreat, we will look at how even our reading of fiction can be used to strengthen and explore our relations...


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Key Themes in the Gospel of Luke

Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Key Themes in the Gospel of Luke. ($255 single, $425 double)


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - Thursday, August 22, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) – This retreat will focus on the holy 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 be applied and ad...


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The Rosary Zone

Friday, August 23, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat looks at the origins and practice of the rosary through history, as well as its place as a magnificent contemporary way of prayer. ($255 single, $425 double)


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The Acts of the Apostles: Luke’s Vision of the Early Church

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The Acts of the Apostles: Luke’s Vision of the Early Church ($255 single, $425 double)


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