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|2019 Alumni Retreat|
The 2019 Alumni Retreat
Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Want to get away for a weekend of rest, prayer, and learning at your alma mater? Learn more below about our Alumni Retreat! 15 rooms have been reserved in St. Bede Hall, so don't wait to register! Limited space is available.
Friday: Registration and Socialization
Registration for the Alumni Retreat will be held from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, February 8th. Leave after work and head to Saint Meinrad for a night of socialization and to be ready for the retreat conferences in the morning! Connect with old friends and meet new ones at the Unstable on Friday night.
Saturday: Retreat Conferences, Relaxation, and Fine Dining!
Alumnus and Saint Meinrad oblate Mr. Daniel Conway O'75 will present morning and afternoon conferences onThe Benedictine Way: A Spirituality for Busy People. An author, speaker, and sought after consultant, Dan Conway will offer insights based on over 50 years of trying to integrate Benedictine spirituality into his busy life. All retreat participants will receive a copy of his latest book, The Benedictine Way, at the retreat.
"Fifty years after my first encounter with Benedictine monasticism, I believe I have learned a lot from its principles and practices. In spite of what some would say, the Benedictine way is not primarily about the fuga mundi(withdrawal or "flight from the world"). It is, instead, a way of "being in the world but not of it," a manner of engagement that allows Christians to enjoy all the good things God has made without turning them into false idols that distort our values and consume us in the process." (Daniel Conway, The Benedictine Way).
In the evening, there will be a reception and a special dinner for retreat participants. Then enjoy the evening in the UnStable!
Sunday: Mass and Head Home!
Retreat participants are invited to stay for Mass on Sunday with the monastic community and enjoy breakfast together in the dining room. Participants are invited to stay as long as they like enjoying the grounds and exploring Saint Meinrad on Sunday before heading home.
To register, call the Saint Meinrad Alumni Office at (800) - 682-0988 and say you would like to register for the Alumni Retreat!
Retreat Fee: $65 per person (includes lunch, dinner, hospitality, and other retreat expenses)
Lodging: $115.00 for a double room, $85.00 for a single room