Note: We are in the process of looking at our retreat centers through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.  A forthcoming revised mission statement will be the fruit of that process.  August 21, 2020


Knobs Haven and Cedars of Peace are retreat ministries of the Loretto Community, providing space for individuals and groups seeking quiet reflection and renewal.

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.

Knobs Haven

JoAnn Gates

(email preferred)


515 Nerinx Rd

Nerinx, KY 40049

Cedars of Peace

Susan Classen

(email preferred)


515 Nerinx Rd

Nerinx, KY 40049