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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A Fallow Time Reflection

By Susan Classen CoL / January 10, 2024 /
A red chair with a colorful quilt on top sits centered in the room of a small wood cabin.

By Susan Classen CoL and JoAnn Gates CoL Fallow time. Wintering. Call it what you will, only one out of every 10 living in the U.S. call the winter months…

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Loretto honors fallow time: Embracing the “inside” season

By Loretto Community / November 27, 2023 /
A harvested field bordered by woods is left to lie fallow.

Fallow time. Wintering. Call it what you will, only one out of every 10 living in the U.S. call the coming months their favorite. Certainly there are many who truly…

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Loretto Magazine – Winter 2022-2023

By Loretto Community / February 26, 2023 /
Magazine Cover listing the articles inside. Teaser text reads: Inside ... Loretto's retreat centers offer respite Loretto Outreach fosters connections Celebrate Loretto's jubilarians! Loretto marks 170 years in New Mexico Weeping with the women of Pakistan ... and more

Download Read Loretto Magazine Loretto Spotlight Video – Susan Classen CoL A Letter from Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL In a previous issue, I wrote briefly about my few days…

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Welcome to Knobs …

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2023 /
Two story brick building with white trim around the front posts, door and window frames.

Knobs Haven: Warm, welcoming retreat spaces for individuals and groups Knobs Haven is ‘a place of wholeness in a fragmented world.’ A retreatant describes Knobs HavenLoretto Magazine, 1981 Hospitality and…

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Cedars of Peace: Retreat hermitages in the sacred woods of Kentucky

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2023 /
Small wooden cabin with a front porch.

… rest a while Sojourners on life’s journey find gifts abounding at Cedars. Quiet is interspersed with bird symphony. Solitude rocks you in gentle arms. Body and soul encounter deep…

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Come away

By Christina Manweller / February 19, 2023 /
Looking up to the canopy of tall trees, with sunlight filtering through the leaves.

When people are here, they are immersed in a healthy ecosystem and experience themselves as part of it.’ Susan Classen CoLCedars of Peace caretaker Welcome! The Loretto Motherhouse retreat centers,…

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Loretto’s ecumenical retreat centers welcome you

By Christina Manweller / February 17, 2023 /
Sunlight streams in through an open window onto an easy chair flanked by a table and floor lamp. Green woods are visible through the window.

Cherishing the peace at Cedars The first time I stayed at Cedars of Peace, coming from a busy city and work, it took a full day for my breathing to…

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Spotlight Video: Susan Classen CoL

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2023 /
A woman standing near a window inside a simple room, smiles.

Susan Classen CoL arrived at Cedars of Peace in 2003 and has been lovingly restoring the cabins and caring for the Cedars environment ever since. Her commitment to providing a…

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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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