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, March 16 - Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Winning Relationships - A Couples Retreat

    We Americans are very competitive people - we like to win at life. As married couples and committed parents, we daily practice winning, healthy exchanges. Our family relationships are crucial for…

  • Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25, 2018

    Benedictine Spirituality

    The conferences will address certain key components of the Benedictine charism distilled from the Rule of St. Benedict and the lived tradition of modern Benedictine monastic communities. The wisd…

  • Wednesday, March 28 - Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Holy Week Retreat

    The retreat will foster the faith and devotion of participants in the liturgies of Holy Week. Conferences will offer meditation and theological reflection on the liturgies of Holy Week from Palm …

  • 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…

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