Parish Pilgrimage to Saint Meinrad Archabbey:
Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life
We can't all be monks, but we can all live monastic values, even in the midst of our busy lives. Join us on our Saint Joseph Parish pilgrimage to Saint Meinrad Archabbey to find out how! Br. Martin Erspamer, O.S.B., will lead our retreat, helping us to identify important aspects of the monastic life and learn how to incorporate them into our busy lives in the world outside the monastery.
“It is always one of the best weekends of the year and most memorable…It is inspiring to spend the weekend with the Lord and the Lord’s people in this special way. The monks, their campus, church, retreat, prayer, conference facility, food, hotel rooms are all really great.” — Joe Doran, Saint Joseph Parishioner
Friday, March 21 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Guest House at Saint Meinrad features air-conditioned rooms furnished with twin beds and a private bath.
In addition to the schedule below, there are also optional prayer times everyday for Morning Prayer (Lauds) at 5:30am, Midday Prayer from 12:00-12:15pm, Vespers from 5-5:30pm, and Compline from 7:00-7:15pm. We arrive on the Feast of Saint Benedict, a special day for the Benedictine monks, so we will plan for all to attend Vespers that evening.
Friday, March 21
9:00am (EST) - Depart Saint Joseph Parish (lunch en route)
3:00pm (CST) - Check-in
5:00pm - Vespers on the Feast of Saint Benedict
5:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Retreat Begins
Saturday, March 22
Retreat continues (retreat session details will be presented by our hosts upon arrival)
Sunday, March 23
9:30am - Mass
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm (CST) - Depart Saint Meinrad
7:00pm (EST) - Return to Saint Joseph Parish
$265/person -- includes travel, lodging, meals, and retreat fees.
Please complete the online registration form. We ask that you register by Thursday, March 6, 2014.
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