Institute for Priests and Presbyterates

Campus Resources

Saint Meinrad Books & Gifts

Coffee Shop (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Pub (Fall & Spring Semesters)

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Prayer & Tour Schedule

Guests are invited to attend regularly scheduled liturgies and monk-led tours during their stay.


Design Your Own Sabbatical

Flexible scheduling between August 1 and May 31.

Participate in Liturgy of the Hours and Mass with the monastic community in the Archabbey Church or with seminarians in St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. The chapel in St. Bede Hall is also available for private prayer and/or celebration of Mass. Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration are regularly offered.

Spiritual direction and/or counseling are available.

Full-semester sabbaticals have the possibility of either auditing or taking classes for credit in the Seminary and School of Theology (additional fees applicable). The Guest House and Retreat Center has regular offerings of midweek and weekend retreats.

Resources and support available for independent study and/or research projects.

Lectures, concerts and other cultural events are held regularly on campus. Nearby state and national parks feature nature and historical activities. Louisville, KY, and Evansville, IN, - each about an hour from campus - offer a wide range of cultural opportunities.

On-campus wellness facilities include a fitness center with exercise equipment; basketball, tennis and volleyball courts; horseshoe pits; a soccer field; disc golf; roads and trails for biking and hiking. Our wellness staff offers exercise and fitness classes, personal training and advice on healthy living.

The Archabbey Library has an extensive collection of primary texts in a variety of critical editions, secondary scholarly literature, and journals in print and electronic formats. Staff are available to assist with varied research needs. Saint Meinrad also belongs to a number of library consortia with interlibrary loan availability.


Sabbatical participants have residence in St. Bede Hall in air-conditioned rooms with private baths. Rooms are furnished with a full-size bed, WiFi, phone and voice mail, television, microwave, and a small refrigerator. Handicap-accessible rooms are available. Daily meals are served in the seminary dining room.

Additional Services

Available on “The Hill” at Saint Meinrad (some additional fees apply):

  • Health Service Clinic

  • ​Laundry facilities and dry cleaning

  • Full-service mail and duplicating center

  • Saint Meinrad Books & Gifts

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop

  • The UnStable campus pub


Deposit: $200 (applied to final payment $100 non-refundable)             

Room and board, per month: $3,400 (Extra days prorated at $120 per day)


New Rates Effective 9-1-2024:

Room and board, per month: $4000 (Extra days prorated at $150 per day)


Transportation (round trip from airport): $50

Cost per credit hour (audit):  $445

Cost per credit hour (for credit):  $637

All fees are subject to change.

Financial assistance available.

Contact Us

Please contact us for an application:

Institute for Priests and Presbyterates
Sabbatical Program
200 Hill Drive
Saint Meinrad, IN 47577

Phone: (812) 357-6439