Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

All Scheduled Retreats

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  • Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Who is St. Paul and What Did He Write: Three Perspectives

    This retreat will explore the letters attributed to St. Paul. We will discover that, in fact, there are three St. Pauls and they do not all say the same thing.

  • Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Monastic Living

    (Midweek Retreat) This retreat will give participants an opportunity to experience a day of Benedictine monastic living, including all monastic prayer periods, silence, work, as well as short c…

  • Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Benedictine Spirituality as Lived in Marriage

    (Married Couples Only) This retreat focuses on exploring the Benedictine vows of obedience, stability and conversion as they can be applied in marriage, with humility as the thread that binds t…

  • Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

    How to Read the Gospel of John with Understanding: Signs for Our Time

    The first half of the gospel of John is called "the book of signs." To understand the Gospel of John, one must know how to read these signs with understanding. This retreat will look carefully at …

  • Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 21, 2018

    Continuing the Mission of Mercy

    (Deacons and Wives Retreat) Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for 2016. While the jubilee year may be over, the Holy Father wishes that we continue the mission of mercy. T…

  • Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

    Simplicity Retreat Revised: A Way of Life

    Searching the Gospels, we discover the simplicity of our Savior. Such simplicity is not only exterior (possessions), but also deeply interior (heart and soul). This retreat will explore the popula…

  • Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

    The Church in the Modern World

    The conferences will address issues related to the evangelizing mission of the Church's sons and daughters, those who "are united to Christ and guided by the holy Spirit," as described in the mag…

  • Tuesday, October 2 - Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Children of Abraham

    (Midweek Retreat) Abraham is the father of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This retreat will explore who Abraham was; what Jews, Christians, and Muslims have in common and how th…

  • Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

    Environmental Spirituality

    Laudato Sí, the 2015 papal encyclical by Pope Francis, expresses the Church's concern over facing global environmental deterioration due to human activity and climate change. Conferences will exp…

  • Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 19, 2018

    Key Themes in the Gospel of Mark: Challenges for Preaching and Pastoral Practice

    (Priests Retreat) This retreat for priests will explore some of the key themes in the Gospel of Mark that are important for preaching and the way priests carry out their pastoral practice. …

  • Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

    Pardon My Perfection

    The closer we seem to get to God, the more entitled we feel to criticize everyone who hasn't attained our spiritual heights. The Pharisee continues to trash the publican (Luke 18:9-14). Conferenc…

  • Tuesday, November 6 - Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Pray Your Way to Happiness

    (Midweek Retreat) We often think of prayer as an obligation to God. Actually, prayer is the very substance of life, the key to strength and joy, here and hereafter. This retreat is a practical …

  • Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Creative Grieving: Confronting Loss

    Our lives are filled with many experiences of loss: broken relationships, lost friends, change of work or living place and, ultimately, the death of a loved one. This retreat will explore how to …

  • Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18, 2018

    The Birth of Jesus According to the Gospel of Luke

    This retreat looks forward to Advent and Christmas. The focus will be on the first two chapters of Luke's gospel, which sets forth Luke's version of the birth of the Messiah.

  • Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2, 2018

    Contemplative Living

    The conferences will explore the topic of deep prayer as gleaned from the mystical tradition of the Church. Contemplation is not something for only monks and nuns; it is a mode of prayer rooted in…