Design Your Own Sabbatical
Saint Meinrad offers a place of peace and refreshment for those
seeking rest from intensive work and ministry. Plan your
personalized sabbatical stay at Saint Meinrad for one to 10 months,
between August 1 and May 31. Sabbatical guests are men and women
from all areas of Church life and academia, many of whom are
involved in ministry.
Classes and Retreats: For an additional charge,
you can take courses in the Seminary and School of Theology for
credit or audit. Courses are available on weekdays, weekends or
online. Our Guest House offers a regular schedule of retreats.
Cultural Events: Lectures, concerts and other
cultural events are held regularly on campus. The Archabbey Library
art gallery hosts a new exhibit nearly every month. Nearby state
and national parks feature nature and historical activities.
Louisville, KY, and Evansville, IN, - about an hour from campus -
offer a wide range of cultural opportunities.
Wellness Program: On-campus fitness
opportunities include a gym with exercise equipment; basketball,
tennis and volleyball courts; horseshoe pits; a soccer field; disc
golf; a baseball diamond; and lakes, roads, and trails for biking
and hiking. Wellness staff offers aerobics classes, personal
training and advice on healthy living.
Archabbey Library: If your sabbatical includes
a study or research component, our library has primary texts in a
variety of critical editions, secondary scholarly literature, and
access to many journals, in print and electronic formats. Saint
Meinrad belongs to a number of library consortia, and interlibrary
loan is available. Staff members can assist with various research
Sabbatical guests stay in comfortable, air-conditioned rooms
with private baths. Most rooms are furnished with a full-size bed
and equipped with Wi-Fi, phone and voice mail, television access
and a small refrigerator. Specially equipped rooms are available
for those with physical challenges. Meals are served three times a
day in the student dining room.
While at Saint Meinrad, you'll have access to these services
(some have additional charges):
Laundry facilities and dry cleaning
Tailor and cobbler shops
The Scholar Shop book store
Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop
Full-service mail and duplicating center
The UnStable campus pub
Saint Meinrad sabbaticals are open primarily to those involved
in some form of ecclesial ministry. Clergy, lay persons and
religious are welcome. Sabbaticals can be designed for professors
and administrators seeking a place for study, relaxation and
Nonrefundable deposit: $50 (applied to total cost of room
Room and board, per month: $2,970
Transportation (round trip from airport): $50
Cost per course (audit): $900
Cost per course (for credit): $1,500
All fees are subject to change.
How to Apply
To apply for a sabbatical, follow these steps:
Fill out and submit the
and fax the Health Self-Assessment.
For non-U.S. citizens: Mail or fax an official letter of
financial support to the address below.
Arrange for three letters of reference. Ask those writing
the letters of reference to fax or mail them to the address below.
For religious and priests, one letter should be from a
You will be contacted regarding a background check.
To speak with someone about tailoring your sabbatical experience
at Saint Meinrad, please contact:
Fr. Luke Waugh, OSB
Coordinator of Sabbatical Program
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
200 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Phone: (812) 357-6422
Fax: (812) 357-6762