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Nature Meets Nurture: A Retreat among the Trees at Loretto Motherhouse — Oct 14–15, 2023

Photos of Loretto Motherhouse farm, courtesy of Kimberly Crum


Nature Meets Nurture: A Retreat among the Trees

“Retreats are opportunities … to rest without disturbance … immerse oneself in the beauty of the natural world … read, write and think a little more deeply … learn and grow with others … reset or reaffirm your intention for your way of being in the world …”

~The Loretto website~


Retreat… to Central Kentucky with us, beginning at 10 AM Saturday, October 14 through 5 PM Sunday, October 15  at the Loretto Motherhouse farm. Give yourself a weekend of reflection and inspiration among abundant trees, by three small lakes, walking the labyrinth, and below the star-streaked night sky (or at our retreat house, where there are ample tables, gathering spaces, and a desk in each bedroom). Day-only options are also available.

Reflect… in the tranquil cradle of the Knobs… Built in 1873, the Knobs Haven house is located on the grounds of the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse in Central Kentucky. Situated among historic buildings in the middle of a working farm nestled in green, rolling hills (or “knobs” as they are called in Kentucky), this retreat space offers a welcoming environment for writers seeking to nurture their craft.

Nurture your writing life… At this gently structured retreat, you’ll find time and space to observe, write, reflect, and share your work in a supportive atmosphere, among old and new friends.

The cost is $125 for a single room overnight or $85 for a double room overnight. Day-only retreatants are $40 per day; $75 for both days.  Space is limited!


Cancellation policy—

You must cancel by October 5 for a full refund.  After that, you may ask a WWW member to take your place or make your registration fee a donation to our nonprofit.





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