Retreat Centers

Come visit or stay and pray at Knobs Haven and Cedars of Peace, located on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse. The center offer reflective, welcoming spaces to individuals and groups for a few days, a weekend or longer. Learn more about our Retreat Centers.

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The Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2022 /
A bee feeds on a yellow flower.

An anthropologist looks to a religious community of women in rural Kentucky for scientifically informed lessons in land stewardship. Could they be a model for activists and policymakers to move…

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How COVID-19 impacted congregations with retreat centers

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2022 /

Published by Global Sisters Report on October 31, 2022 “Global Sisters Report asked congregations in the United States, Canada and Ireland about their retreat centers and how they were affected…

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Loretto Motherhouse Retreat Centers: Spaces for Rest, Beauty and Transformation

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2022 /
View of person in a red jacket walking away in a field with small yellow and white flowers.

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…

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Loretto Retreat Centers: Imagine Yourself Here!

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2021 /
A wooden swing hangs from a tree branch. In the background, a statue of Mary stands in the middle of the lake.

Knobs Haven and Cedars of Peace are ecumenical retreat ministries of the Sisters of Loretto, located on the 788-acre grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in central Kentucky.  The retreat centers are guided…

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Knobs Haven: Renovation of Retreat House Kitchen

By JoAnn Gates / March 26, 2021 /
Sunlight streams into a kitchen with center island

The kitchen in the Knobs Haven house has received a total makeover so that individuals and groups can safely store and easily prepare their own food. This option will enable…

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Retreat Centers and Transformational Change

By Susan Classen CoL / September 1, 2019 /

How do retreat centers support transformational change? I was among the diverse group of retreat center directors and social movement leaders invited to discuss that question during a three-day meeting…

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A Little Paint Goes a Long Way

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 /

Story by/photos courtesy of Debra Kehl As I travel back and forth to the Motherhouse, I’ve noticed the Knobs Haven sign along the road needed a touch-up. In October I…

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