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…to Nazareth Retreat Center. We stand in the long tradition of the ministries of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Housed on the Nazareth Campus near Bardstown, Kentucky, Nazareth Retreat Center offers opportunities for spiritual reflection in a holistic approach which reverences the human spirit and all of creation.

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Path to Contempative Prayer/Cloud of Unknowing

A retreat focused on the life-long journey of prayer and where we are lead in the deep prayer of the heart, which springs from the intent to move toward union with the divine. Centering prayer will be examined as one pathway among many and inspiration will be drawn...

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Do it yourself retreat special offer!

If you have ever wanted to go on your own private retreat but didn't know how to get the most out of it, then a Do-It-Yourself Retreat is for you. You will receive a guided, but flexible schedule for the length of your stay that seeks to maximize the spiritual...

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Father John Quigley

Nazareth Retreat Center will host a Preached Retreat given by Father John Quigley,  22 July 2018 (Sunday evening) - 27 July 2018 (Friday morning) This retreat offers daily Mass, two preached conferences, and time for a personal conference. Afternoons are open for...

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Good News: Paula D’Arcy Writer’s Retreat Returns

Paula D'Arcy will return to Nazareth Retreat Center for the Writers' Retreat beginning on August 21, 2019. The retreat will start 21 August 2019 at 4:00 P.M. and end 25 August 2019 after lunch. For more information on how to register for this unique experience, call...

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Nazareth Retreat Center Welcomes Hosted Groups

Nazareth Retreat Center welcomes a variety of hosted groups during the year.  These visiting groups set their own agenda, bring in speakers and arrange their day according to their needs. We make available to them overnight accommodations, meeting room, food service...

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Ministries for the Human Journey

The Labyrinth: A Sacred Path for Pilgrims

Walking the Labyrinth: Starting early in the first Century Christians made regular pilgrimages to the Holy Land with the desire to grow spiritually closer to Jesus. Eager to pray at the sites of Christ’s ministry, pilgrims walked hundreds of miles, praying and singing on the way. During the Middle Ages, this practice became impossible because of wars. To respond to the spiritual needs of the people many churches in France, England and Germany built labyrinths to enable pilgrims to make symbolic journeys to the “Holy Land”, striving to unite themselves in spirit with Christ.

Hermitages at Nazareth Retreat Center

A place apart, a hermitage provides solitude for prayer and reflection. It is a place where one can just be, following no time schedule. It provides an atmosphere for prayer and reflection. Nazareth Retreat Center has two hermitages on its grounds. Both are in a wooded part of the campus. Vincent Cottage is a two bedroom hermitage with a living/dining area, kitchen and screened-in porch. It overlooks a small lake called “Peter’s Puddle”. Casa Maria is a single occupancy A-frame with a single bed, living /eating area and kitchen. It is surrounded by trees and is home to a variety of birds and flowers.
Trenton Mattingly

Trenton Mattingly

Director

Trenton Mattingly is originally from Lexington, KY. He is an alumni of Bellarmine University and the University of Notre Dame. Trenton has previous ministry experience in both parish and campus ministry settings, often revolving around religious education and faith formation.

In the position as director of Nazareth Retreat Center, Trenton looks forward to helping to offer opportunities for people to find peace in a busy world, nurture their spiritual health, and strengthen their relationship with God.

trenton.mattingly@scnky.org

Nazareth Retreat Center
PO Box 7
Nazareth, KY 40048

(502) 348-1597

Carol McKean, SCN

Carol McKean, SCN

Associate Director

Carol McKean, SCN served as an educator and principal of schools in Massachusetts, Ohio and Maryland.

Most recently, Carol’s ministry was as Director of Camp Maria Retreat Center in Leonardtown, MD where she served for 10 ½ years. Collaborating with SCNs, board members, staff and volunteers, the center reached out to meet the needs of persons in and around the areas of Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia including:

  • Providing on-going programs for abused women
  • Creating a leadership program for poor persons in the Hispanic community of the Washington, DC area
  • Providing adult education programs with local parishes

Carol holds an MA in Education and participated in Retreat International for 10 years. She has served on a number of committees of the SCN Congregation through the years.

In the position as interim director of Nazareth Retreat Center, Carol looks forward to helping with offering opportunities for people to get in touch with themselves and God – to become their best selves.

cmckean@scnky.org

Nazareth Retreat Center
PO Box 7
Nazareth, KY 40048

(502) 348-1513

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