View the Institute's facilities in St. Bede Hall, including overnight accommodations, conference room, teaching kitchen, living room and offices.
Pre-Retirement Workshop for Priests
Encore Priests is a workshop for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement.
"Stoking the Fire" is an integrated four-week sabbatical program providing time for rest, prayer, reflection, and renewal for priests who may not be able to access a more extended sabbatical program.
Located among the rolling hills of rural southern Indiana, Saint Meinrad Archabbey is a community of Benedictine monks founded in 1854. Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology has been a leader in the education and formation of clergy, religious, and laity since 1861.
The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates (IPP) is the ongoing formation arm of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, providing workshops, retreats, and sabbatical programs.
Private air-conditioned room (full-size bed) with bath
Daily Mass, prayer and meals with the sabbatical cohort
Opportunities for Mass and Liturgy of the Hours with the monastic community
Presentations on priestly life/spirituality, Scripture, wellness
Fitness center with weights and cardio exercise equipment
Archabbey Library privileges
Availability of spiritual direction and/or counseling
Leisure and cultural outings
$4,000 includes room and board (final payment due 30 days prior to the program)
$250 registration fee submitted with application materials (applied to the final cost/payment)
Airport shuttle available for $50 round-trip
Accommodations and meals for additional days (before/after the official program dates) are subject to availability. Please make specific inquiry.
Contact the IPP Office for an application form:
Email email@example.com or call 800-357-8477.
Then in addition to the application form, provide:
Limited financial aid is available. Please submit a separate letter stating the nature of need with the other application materials by May 1.