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 art can enhance 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, April 20 - Sunday, April 22, 2018

    Bible Bootcamp: The Basics

    Do you get nervous trying to find something in the Bible? Do you wonder why Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox Christians have different Bibles? Do you know the difference between Methuselah, Ma…

  • Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27, 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, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018

    Contemplative Living

    This retreat will explore the topic of deep prayer as gleaned from the mystical tradition of the Church. Contemplation is not only for monks and nuns. It is a mode of prayer rooted in one's inmos…

  • Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4, 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, May 4 - Sunday, May 6, 2018

    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. We will examine the strength and power of religious imagery, art and architecture through th…

  • Tuesday, May 8 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

    On Becoming the Publican in the Temple: St. Benedict's Degrees of Humility

    (Midweek Retreat) "Self-exaltation leads to humiliation; self-humbling leads to exaltation." St. Benedict's 12 degrees of humility (RB Chapter 7) begin with this declaration of the Lord in the …

  • Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Your Faith has Saved You - Or Has It?

    People often leave their faith because God did not answer their prayers for a loved one who has died. They offer heaps of novenas, Masses and rosaries with no visible results. Is the Lord asleep i…

  • Friday, June 15 - Thursday, June 21, 2018

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

    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 throughout the week. Emphasis…

  • Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Gates of Paradise: An Art Retreat

    Following in a series of art retreats offered here (Fra Angelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Cézanne), this retreat will focus on Early Renaissance in Florence and the famous doors of the Bapti…

  • Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15, 2018

    A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons

    (AA Retreat) This retreat is for those seeking, through heartfelt prayer and meditation, to improve their conscious contact with God, as they understand Him, praying only for knowledge of his w…

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