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.

Matthew’s Advice to a Church in Crisis and Distress

Monday, April 27, 2020 - Friday, May 1, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat)

Matthew’s story carries a vision of the human condition that provides us with a stance toward life, a way to view the world and the Church in which we live. We pray and st...


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Contemplative Christianity

Friday, May 1, 2020 - Sunday, May 3, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The call to holiness is a call to communion with God, for God alone is holy. Our holiness is a participation in God’s holiness through Jesus Christ and his Spirit that dwells in us by baptism. Conf...


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Waystations and Homecomings of Forgiveness

Friday, May 15, 2020 - Sunday, May 17, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat is a time for one’s personal stock-taking, meditation, prayer and decision. Whether the sins against us are from an individual or the community, genuine forgiveness is the path to esca...


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - Thursday, June 18, 2020
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...


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

Friday, June 19, 2020 - Thursday, June 25, 2020
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 t...


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The Ghent Altarpiece

Friday, June 26, 2020 - Sunday, June 28, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Following in a series of art retreats that explore the spirituality expressed beautifully in a series of masterpieces by great artists, this retreat will focus on this didactic masterpiece by the B...


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A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons

Friday, July 10, 2020 - Sunday, July 12, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Join us for a fun-filled journey through Steps 3, 11 and 12. Happy, joyous and free will dispel any glumness. An atmosphere couched in Benedictine hospitality will enable you to take stock of where...


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The “Little Rule” of St. Benedict and the “Little Way” of St. Thérèse

Friday, July 17, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

During this retreat, we will study the two saints, St. Benedict and St. Thérèse, and see their unique personalities, their similarity to each other, and the way their lives and teachings complement...


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

Monday, July 27, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

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...


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The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew’s Handbook for Living in the Kingdom of Heaven

Friday, July 31, 2020 - Sunday, August 2, 2020
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

According to Matthew’s Gospel, the good news is that the kingdom of heaven has drawn near and is now available to all who desire to follow the teachings of Jesus. The demands of kingdom living, how...


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