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.

Praise and Worship in the Fine Arts - 117152

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - Thursday, August 18, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Music, painting, sculpture, and other notable artworks across the ages show how artists present praise and prayer in their masterpieces. Through a deeper understanding of t...


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The Power of Intercession - 116649

Friday, September 2, 2022 - Sunday, September 4, 2022
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 others in prayer in their illnesses and struggles is a ...


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Being Humble, Being Holy - 116681

Friday, September 16, 2022 - Sunday, September 18, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Reflect on the spiritual teachings of St. Benedict and his Rule for monks. The Rule has much to teach monks, nuns and laity alike, about the true nature of humility and obedience,...


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Listening to the Great Stories of Luke’s Gospel Again for the First Time - 116809

Friday, September 23, 2022 - Sunday, September 25, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

A retreat that offers challenges for faith and spiritual growth.


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Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life - 117184

Friday, September 30, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore how beauty in nature and art reveals God’s presence and action in the world and examines the strength and power of religious imagery, art and architecture through the ages...


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Growing in the Love of Christ - 117414

Friday, October 7, 2022 - Sunday, October 9, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat tackles the topics of God’s love for us in Christ, the gift of the Spirit in prayer and in life, and our friendship with Christ.


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Praying All Ways: Exploring Prayer through the Multiple Intelligences - 122482

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What does the brain have to do with the way we pray? Why do some forms of prayer feel more comfortable? How can we expand our prayer repertoire? Come, get out of your comfort zone and you might dis...


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Great Stories from the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Preaching and Spiritual Growth - 117446

Monday, October 24, 2022 - Friday, October 28, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Priests Retreat


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Mozart’s Main Masses - 116841

Friday, November 4, 2022 - Sunday, November 6, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This merry retreat will focus on the life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; in particular, his two main Masses will be considered spiritually. Audio-visual materials will enhance the program. C...


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Growing in Friendship with God - 122483

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come spend a day exploring what it means to be a friend of God. With Scripture and spiritual writers as our guides, we will hear the call to be friends of God and consider how that friendship shape...


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