Nazareth Retreat Center was founded in 2009 in the long tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for peace, prayer, and reflection for all in a gorgeous, sacred, and historic setting. We are located just outside of Bardstown, Kentucky. Nazareth is part of the affectionately titled “Holy Land of Kentucky.” Several locations on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail are mere minutes away from our grounds, along with several historic landmarks like My Old Kentucky Home and St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Be sure to explore our website to learn about some of our sponsored events, view our cozy accommodations, and learn about visiting us for your own private retreat. We hope that your journey will bring you to visit us soon!
Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Mass: Mon. – Sat. 10:50 A.M. / Sun. 10:30 A.M.
Vespers: Mon. – Fri. 4:45 P.M.
The Labyrinth: A Sacred Path for Pilgrims
Hermitages at Nazareth Retreat Center
Trenton Mattingly is originally from Lexington, KY. He has a B.A. from Bellarmine University and an M.A. from the University of Notre Dame through the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Trenton has previous ministry experience in parish and campus ministry settings, especially in regard to event planning, religious education, and faith formation.
As director of Nazareth Retreat Center, Trenton looks forward to helping to offer opportunities for people to find peace in a busy world, learn more about their faith, and strengthen their relationship with God.
Carol McKean, SCN
Carol McKean, SCN served as an educator and principal of schools in Massachusetts, Ohio
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.
Louise Smith, SCN
Program Services Assistant