Institute for Priests and Presbyterates

Campus Resources

Scholar Shop Bookstore

Gift Shop

Coffee Shop (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Pub (Fall & Spring Semesters)

See our campus resources

Prayer & Tour Schedule

Guests are invited to attend regularly scheduled liturgies and monk-led tours during their stay.


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.


  • Prayer: Participate in Liturgy of the Hours and Mass, with the monastic community in the Archabbey Church or with students in St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Regular opportunities for Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration are available.

  • 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 needs.


Sabbatical guests stay in comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with private baths. Most rooms are furnished with a full-size bed and equipped with WiFi, 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.

Additional Services

While at Saint Meinrad, you'll have access to these services (some have additional charges):

  • Health Service

  • Laundry facilities and dry cleaning

  • Tailor Shop

  • The Scholar Shop bookstore

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop

  • Full-service mail and duplicating center

  • The UnStable campus pub


Deposit: $200 (applied to final payment $100 non-refundable)             

Room and board, per month: $3,200

Transportation (round trip from airport): $50

Cost per credit hour (audit):  $365

Cost per credit hour (for credit):  $520

All fees are subject to change.

Contact Us

Please contact us for an application:

Institute for Priests and Presbyterates
Sabbatical Program
200 Hill Drive
Saint Meinrad, IN 47577

Phone: (812) 357-6439