Loretto Motherhouse Retreat Centers: Spaces for Rest, Beauty and Transformation
Have you ever made a retreat? What comes to mind when you think of a retreat? We think of time set aside, alone or with a group, in which one can rest without disturbance … immerse oneself in the beauty of the natural world … read, write and think a little more deeply … learn and grow with others – fellow activists, church members, friends… pray or meditate … reflect on the movement of the Divine within and around you … hold with care and compassion your concerns for Earth, the world, your loved ones … reset or reaffirm your intention for your way of being in the world … or simply sit and stare at the view in front of you. If any of that sounds attractive, or even makes you curious, we invite you to schedule time for yourself and/or others to visit us!
Retreat centers around the U.S. and the world are available to persons of any spiritual persuasion. In central Kentucky, Cedars of Peace and Knobs Haven, located on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse, are places where “retreating” can happen with ease. This week we’ll be sharing some of the core values that guide the form and function of these Loretto retreat centers. Likely, these values are ones that show up in your own life, too. May they remind us, each and all, of the ways in which we reflect the Sacred through our living.
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