Center Sponsored Programs & Events



Welcome to the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center Registration Page!
By using this secure, on-line registration program, you can register and pay by credit or debit card for current center sponsored programs and retreats. Please note our Refund Policy:  Full refunds are given if a program or event is cancelled by the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center.  All other cancellations of your paid registration will be refunded less credit card processing fees and a 15% deposit if cancelled within 10 business days of receipt of your payment. Refunds for programs which have already occured cannot be given. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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  • Angels of Grace 2020 Donation
    Our annual Angels of Grace Awards Luncheon raises funds for women's programming offered at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center. The cancellation of this year's program presents a budgetary problem.  Please consider a gift to the Benedict Inn of the luncheon cost ($35) or a table cost ($300) or what you deem appropriate based upon your finances.  
    All gifts will be accepted in the name of a woman you would like to honor.  Beginning on September 26th and throughout the month of October, the name you submit will be listed on the Benedict Inn and Our Lady of Grace websites and placed at the statue of Our Lady of Grace in the monastery chapel narthex.  Please include the name of the woman you wish to honor  in the "comments" section when you place your order.  
  • Donations & Scholarship Fund
    The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center is supported through our programs & retreats, rental facilities, personal donations, and sales from our gift shop, Shop INN-Spired.  Your donations and support enables us to provide affordable programs and accomodations to all in an atmosphere of peace, prayer & community while facilitating an integration of body, mind and spirit.  Our Scholarship Fund allows us to provide access to our programs, retreats and spiritual direction assistance based upon financial need.  We provide full scholarships for spiritual direction and partial scholarships for programs and retreats to those who request in advance.  
  • Personal Day of Retreat
    Spend some time with God on a Personal Day of Retreat.  Rest, relax, read, walk the Labyrinth, Peace & Nature Garden, and the beautiful Monastic grounds.  A peaceful and holy place where you will find serenity, hospitality and spiritual direciton.  Spend the day as relaxed or as structured as you wish.  Your personal day of retreat begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.  Cost is $40 per person and includes a private room for the day and lunch.  Spiritual Direction is available for an additional fee of $30 and must be scheduled in advance.  
  • Yoga & Spirituality 2020
  • Peace & Nature Garden Community Walk 2020
    Discover the miracles of nature on a Peace & Nature Garden walk with Sr. Angela Jarboe, OSB.  Experience the simplicity and beauty as you discover Indiana native plants and pollinators, and why they are vital to our existence.  You'll be introduced to birds, butterflies, and other pollinators as well as inspirational artwork.  Come see how our garden has grown!  This is a fun and educational opportunity for the kids! 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  FREE but donations are gratefully accepted.  Presented by Sr. Angela Jarboe, OSB.
  • The Gates of Heaven are Everywhere - A Thomas Merton Retreat
    Get away for a weekend retreat designed to help you see and hear, to be drawn into the ever present reality of God. During this retreat, we will use Thomas Merton A Book of Hours by Kathleen Deignan, to pray the hours at dawn, mid-day and dusk. Experience meditation and prayer in the beautiful monastic gardens, Visio Divina, poetry, journaling, art, music, and prayerful movement interwoven with times of silence and rest.  Please bring a journal, appropriate clothing (as we will be spending time outdoors), and a copy of Thomas Merton A Book of Hours.  We will have some copies of the book available for sale in our gift shop.  Friday, August 21 (5:00 pm) - Saturday, August 22 (3:00 pm).  Presented by Sylvia Harrison.  Cost of $175 includes room, meals and materials.
    Price: $175.00
  • No Regrets: Living Well, Dying Well
    Join us for this 2-part Sage-ing International program! Fear of dying and avoidance of considering our own mortality can keep us from living fully. A healthy relationship with death and dying, on the other hand, equips us to live well.  In this interactive workshop we will explore the last stage of life from a number of perspectives. This program is not specific to any religious denomination, but serves to enhance spiritual maturity for persons who embrace any faith or humanistic practice.  Saturdays, September 12 & 19, 2020 from 9:30 am - Noon (Check-in begins at 9:00 am).  Cost is $60.  Presented by Alan Rider.  This series is presented via ZOOM.  A link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.  If you are registering for more than 1 person, please include the name and separate email of each registrant to ensure they receive secure log-in information.  To ensure a positive ZOOM experience, each registered participant will need:
    • Smart phone, tablet or lap top
    • Reliable and secure internet service
    • Desk top computer with video/audio capabilities
    Price: $60.00
  • Me Too: From Shame to Survivor
    This powerful 4-part program is for women who have experienced sexual assault/abuse.  Me Too offers the opportunity to speak and heal in a safe, anonymous, and supportive environment.  Discover the path to healing and journey from victim to survivor.  While this program is not intended to take the place of individual counseling with a licensed therapist, we will proceed at a pace that meets the needs of the participants as a group.  You are not alone! Me Too will empower you to go from shame to survivor.  Due to the sensitivity of this topic, we ask that participants commit to all 4 sessions of this program.  Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Facilitated by Dr. Rachel Waltz.
    Price: $60.00
  • SoulCollage
    Do you enjoy creative play that has personal meaning and healing power? Our spiritual journeys can wax and wane over all the various transitions of life, but there are gentle ways to be with and celebrate the diverse experiences that bring us into wholeness.  In this one-day retreat, participants will gather in quiet prayer both within themselves and the community.  The intuitive process of SoulCollage invites us to gather images and make personal prayer cards for the purpose of self-expression and discovery. Join us for this soul-tending day and lean into a deeper awareness of God's Mystery within.  This program sold out last year.  Registration is limited to 25, so register early!  Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Cost is $110 and includes lunch and materials.  Facilitators:  Lisa Heckaman & Lisa Hess.
    Price: $110.00
  • Breaking Free: Coping with Anxiety
    It's the little things that can trigger countless health and emotional problems that keeps us from living our best lives - the lives we were meant to live.  This program is for those who want to deal with anxiety, quiet the chatter and learn to accept themselves as a deserving and significant individual.  Learn to recognize the dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors we engage in on a daily basis.  Then discover simple relaxation techniques to help quiet the mind.  Allow yourself the gift of Breaking Free from the secrets, lies, and other falsehoods we tell ourselves.  Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 am - Noon.  Presented by Dr. Rachel Waltz
    Price: $40.00
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