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

  • 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.

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