March 20, 2020

Retreat houses cancel retreats, programs, events for health reasons

Criterion staff report

For health purposes and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Catholic retreat houses in central and southern Indiana have canceled or rescheduled retreats, programs and events. Below is a list reported to The Criterion or gathered from websites:

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., in Beech Grove, has canceled the following programs and retreats: Yoga & Spirituality on March 23, 30 and May 11; Triduum Retreat on April 9-12; and Good Friday Personal Day of Retreat on April 10. The fourth session of the Benedictine Spirituality series on March 31 will be rescheduled, with the date to be announced. Anyone who has registered for a program or event that has been cancelled may call 317-788-7581or email to request a refund. For updates, go to

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, has canceled all retreats and programs through March 31. For updates, call 812-825-4642, ext. 1.

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., in Mt. St. Francis, has canceled all retreats, programs and events through Easter Sunday. For updates, go to

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., in Oldenburg, has canceled all retreats and programs through April 18. For updates, go to

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis, has closed its offices and canceled all programs through Easter. For updates, go to

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, has canceled the following retreats, programs and events:

• Springtime Scripture on March 19, 26 and April 2
• Coffee with the Mystics on March 21 and 24
• Retreat for Busy Moms on March 27-29
• Art Guild events on April 1 and 2, and May 5 and 7
• Way of the Cross for Justice on April 10
• Easter Brunch on April 12
• Taizé on April 14
• Sundays at the Woods: Art at the Woods on April 19
• Enneagram Workshop on May 1-3
• Bikers, Brunch and Blessing on May 3
• Women, Wine and Wisdom at the Woods on May 7
• Mother’s Day Brunch on May 10
• Earth Day and Craft Fair festival on April 25
• All tours and other events
• Sunday Brunch in the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room through May 10
• For updates, go to

Saint Menrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., in St. Meinrad, has canceled all retreats through Easter. For updates, call 800-581-6905 or 812-357-6585. †

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