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The Loretto Motherhouse in central Kentucky is home to Knobs Haven and Cedars of Peace, ecumenical retreat ministries of the Sisters of Loretto. The spaciousness of the 780-acre farm and the hospitality of the Motherhouse Community create a welcoming, reflective space for individuals and groups.

Brief descriptions of both retreat ministries located on the Motherhouse campus are offered below. Please click the green buttons for more detailed information about each, and to submit questions or reservations requests.

Knobs Haven

A view of the two-story Knobs Haven retreat house from the front left side.
Knobs Haven Retreat House
Photo Credit: Knobs Haven

Knobs Haven offers space to individuals or groups of up to 27 for a weekend, a few days or a week. Groups generally bring their own leader/facilitator, although arrangements can be made for retreat facilitation.

Cedars of Peace

Sunlight shines on the front porch of the office cabin at Cedars of Peace.
The front porch of the Cedars of Peace office.
Photo credit: Cedars of Peace

Cedars of Peace is a cluster of seven cabins located in a wooded area about a half mile from the main Motherhouse buildings. Cabins are available for individuals wanting a place of deep quiet and solitude. Most retreatants stay two to six nights, although some stay up to a year.