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About Knobs Haven and Cedars of Peace

A bee feeds on a yellow flower.

Knobs Haven and Cedars of Peace are retreat ministries of the Loretto Community, offering individuals and groups space for rest, beauty and transformation.

The land on which the retreat centers are located has been home for the Sisters of Loretto since 1824. Countless people have lived, worked, and prayed here. Their love and care for this place fosters an atmosphere which extends a generous and peaceful spirit to seekers of all faith traditions.

Knobs Haven and Cedars of Peace are guided by the awareness that God’s presence in solitude, silence, and natural beauty invites personal healing and inspires a compassionate response to the compelling needs of our times.

In gratitude for God’s movement in and through creation, we seek to carry out these ministries in such a way that all life is honored, tended, and renewed.


Believing that Divine Presence permeates the Universe, 
we envision a world where all life is honored as sacred and all beings flourish.

A wooden porch swing hangs from tree next to a lake.
Swing by Mary’s Lake.
Rockers line the wall looking out of a peaceful porch.
The porch at Knobs Haven.