Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict


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Perhaps you're interested in learning how Scripture, prayer, Benedictine wisdom or how art can inspire your spirituality. Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year - on these and other topics.

Three-day retreats are offered 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.

Upcoming Retreats

  • Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

    The Rosary Revisited

    The rosary is a treasure of the Catholic Church. This retreat aims to introduce newcomers to the rosary as well as renewing experienced practitioners of this prayer. 

  • Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9, 2016

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

    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 age…

  • Monday, October 17 - Friday, October 21, 2016

    Biblical Reflections on Pastoral Leadership

    (Priests Retreat) This retreat will explore pastoral leadership as it is variously described in the Bible. Particular attention will be given to the challenges this offers to priestly ministry an…

  • Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6, 2016

    Mysterious Meister Eckhart

    Retreat conferences will explore key concepts in the contemplative spirituality of one of the Church's great German medieval mystical theologians. Properly understood, Eckhart's "spirituality for…

  • Tuesday, November 8 - Thursday, November 10, 2016

    The End-Purpose of Creation and Our Role in its History according to St. Paul

    (Midweek Retreat) Meditations and prayer on passages in Romans, Colossians and Ephesians will teach about the finality of the Creation and history and about the present age of the Church in Chris…

  • Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

    The Francis Effect: A Study of Two Characters

    St. Francis of Assisi had a notable effect on the reform of the Catholic Church of his times. Today, Pope Francis follows his impressive life in the Spirit by effecting our own times of reform an…

  • Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20, 2016

    Living a Blessed Life

    We will consider how to make the Sermon on the Mount the basis of our life. 

  • Friday, December 16 - Sunday, December 18, 2016

    Spiritual Themes in the Gospel of Luke


  • Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Almost Paradise

    (Married couples only) Living together in great love is the secret to human happiness - something we'll enjoy completely only in heaven. But here on earth, giving oneself in love to others (spous…

  • Thursday, March 9 - Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Praying the Psalms in the Office

    The office is a place for work, but in the liturgy the Office is also a time for prayer. While the office staff/team might or might not pray together, the Psalms offer lots to reflect on in a give…

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