Retreat Opportunities

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St. Meinrad Archabbey Retreat Opportunities

Dear Friend,

Greetings of peace, love and joy! Time spent on a retreat can enhance your spiritual life. Consider one of the retreats below and set aside a few days to deepen your faith life.

Call us at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center (800-581-6905) to make a reservation. 

March 15-17, 2019 (Married Couples Retreat)  Fr. Noël Mueller, OSB 
     Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat – This retreat for couples will focus on the transformation that true love brings to a growing relationship. Video and audio resources will be employed to further this understanding. ($425 double) 

March 22-24, 2019      Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB 
     Freedom Through Forgiveness – This retreat will explore the power of anger to keep us captive and practical ways in which the forgiveness taught by Jesus can free us. ($255 single, $425 double) 

March 29-31, 2019  Fr. Colman Grabert, OSB 
     A Weekend-Long AA Meeting in 5 Sessions – This is a maximum participation retreat centering on powerlessness, change, your experiences, steps to sobriety, and thanksgiving. ($255 single, $425 double) 

April 17-21, 2019 (Holy Week Retreat)  Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB 
     The Leaven of Christ:
That in all things God may be glorified! – Conferences will reflect on the practical means by which Christians participate in Christ by doing the hard work of reconciling and healing. We participate in His mission to give birth to a new creation conformed to God’s Love – the Kingdom of God. ($465 single, $735 double) 

April 23-25, 2019 (Midweek Retreat)  Br. Maurus Zoeller, OSB 
     Peace, the Benedictine Way –
This retreat will focus on the Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today’s fast-paced society. This retreat should help us become better Christians and give us a greater appreciation for preparing for our heavenly home. ($255 single, $425 double) 

April 29-May 3, 2019 (Priests Retreat)      Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB
     Reading the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry. ($465 single) 

May 3-5, 2019      Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB 
     Being Creative, Being Divine: Freedom and an Ethics of Creativity – Conferences will reflect on how the Spirit of Christ moves receptive souls from initial conversion rooted in concepts of sacred duty and fear of the Lord into a greater spiritual awakening and loving response, until the heart arrives at maturity in Christ and the freedom of the children of God as a Christian life-stance. ($255 single, $425 double) 

May 7-9, 2019 (Midweek Retreat)      Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB 
     The Jesus Prayer – In this retreat we will explore this treasure from the Eastern Church and look at ways of incorporating it into our own prayer practice. ($255 single, $425 double) 

May 17-19, 2019      Br. Stanley Wagner, OSB 
     The King of History: Finding Christ in the Past – Participants will formulate a spirituality of history, looking beyond mere historical events. This retreat will enable participants to see history in a Christocentric light, viewing the present as a manifestation of God’s love for us now to give us hope for the future. ($255 single, $425 double) 

To sign up for any of these retreats, follow this link.

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Wayne and Mary Roy, parishioners of St. James Parish in Potosi, have a beautiful home in Potosi overlooking a 5 acre lake that they are making available for priests to use for a place of retreat, rest and relaxation. Individual priests or groups of priests are welcome to stay there inexchange for a free-will offering. The home has a small prayer room, four private bedrooms, a bunk room with two sets of bunkbeds, and a loft with four single beds. It has a complete kitchen with all modern appliances and there are three bathrooms with tubs or showers. If you are interested in using this home, Wayne and Mary Roy can be contacted by phone at 636.234.6680 or 573.244.3634


The monks of the Abbey of St. Mary and St. Louis are more than happy to welcome the priests of the Archdiocese at the Abbey for a day of quiet and rest or even for a few days retreat. The best contact person for this would be the Guest Master, Brother Sixtus. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by cell phone at 314-477-7197. Confession and/or a conversation with one of the monks can also be arranged during your stay. We are grateful to the Abbey of St. Mary and St. Louis for this offer.