Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Spiritual Formation

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Lay Spiritual Formation

A primary Benedictine value is conversatio, or ongoing conversion of life by growing "in love of God and neighbor in life and ministry" (Co-Workers in the Vineyard, p. 38). At Saint Meinrad, we provide many opportunities for you to deepen your spiritual life:

  • Eucharist: daily opportunities for Mass with monks and fellow students
  • Reconciliation: available regularly and upon request
  • Traditional and Seasonal Devotions: regular opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, Exposition, the Angelus, the rosary and other devotions
  • Liturgy of the Hours: daily opportunities to pray the Divine Office with monks and fellow students
  • Retreats: regular retreats available, including several specifically for lay degree students. While you are a student, we waive your conference fees for most Saint Meinrad retreats; you need pay only applicable room and board charges.
  • Spirituality Workshops: offered twice a year on various topics such as Benedictine spirituality, prayer and personality types, spirituality and social justice, etc., for an extra fee. It is possible to earn 1 academic credit per workshop up to 3 credits.
  • Spiritual Direction: Saint Meinrad monks serve as regular spiritual directors for students; contact the Director of Lay Degree Programs for more information.
  • Theological Reflection Groups: offered regularly on weekends and weekdays