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.

Created in the Image of God: A Woman’s Day of Reflection 166207

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Come spend the day reflecting on the meaning of the imago Dei (image of God) for you, your relationships with God and others, and your life in the world. The day will include a blend of pr...


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Unpacking the Vocation of Marriage through Scripture and Married Saints 146558

Friday, March 8, 2024 - Sunday, March 10, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Married Couples Only) With all the distractions of the world, children, jobs, volunteering, etc., the vocation aspect of marriage can fall to the wayside. This retreat will provide inspirational e...


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Sleeper Awake! 146586

Friday, March 15, 2024 - Sunday, March 17, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

St. Paul wants us to “wake up” to the truth of who we are as those baptized into Christ. During this retreat, we’ll reflect on the basic elements of our baptismal character as foundational to our C...


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Living the Liturgy of the Triduum 146618

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - Sunday, March 31, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Holy Week Retreat) This retreat will help participants take part in the monastic community’s celebration of the Triduum and the ongoing experience of the Paschal Mystery.


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Forgiving as We Have Been Forgiven 159643

Friday, April 12, 2024 - Sunday, April 14, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will reflect on the divine call for mercy on the part of all Christians.


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The Gospel of Mark: Lessons in Rejection 146649

Monday, April 22, 2024 - Friday, April 26, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat) Mark’s Gospel can be understood as being structured around four major rejections experienced by Jesus. This retreat will consider Mark’s Gospel through the lens of these four majo...


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Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning #169408

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Saint Meinrad Archabbey
9:00 a.m. CST

Discernment is not just a prayerful process for the young, but an ongoing spiritual progression that can help us all to remember and live out our baptismal call. If you are looking for guidan...


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Benedictine Spirituality 101 146691

Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

St. Benedict of Nursia did not “invent” Christian monastic life. It had been around for a few centuries by the time he wrote his Rule for Monks in the early sixth century. What he did was ...


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In Sickness and in Health: Prayer, Covenant, and Healing 146758

Friday, June 14, 2024 - Sunday, June 16, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Most of us need healing – physically or spiritually. Drawing on his own experience of health difficulties and the Church’s rich theology of prayer, Fr. Lorenzo’s conferences will focus on our coven...


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A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons – Conscious Contact 146822

Friday, July 12, 2024 - Sunday, July 14, 2024
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will lead you to a broader understanding of Step 11 and “conscious contact.” There will be time to explore “conscious contact” in prayer, meditation, and in mindful living. While engag...


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