Vision Summary


To Date

The Sacred Heart Center for Peace has presently secured 33 acres of land in Cleveland, Georgia on the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. The Center has also acquired and completed payments on a Peace Center Retreat House also located in Cleveland. Funding comes through donations. Donors will be recognized. One dollar donations appreciated.


Construction of the Center will be done in phases as funds become available. The first phase will be the completion of the retreat/conference lodge aka "The Ark" with anticipated completion by summer 2014. The second phase will be the construction of the rectory and guest cabins adjacent to the property. The third phase will be the Catholic Evangelization Center.


  • The Sacred Heart Center for Peace offers a serene pastoral place for spiritual renewal and reconnecting with Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
  • Ecumenical and welcoming in a Catholic setting providing people with an opportunity to respond to the Lord’s invitation, “Come away to a quiet place and rest for awhile.”
  • Chapel for prayer and meditation for Eucharistic adoration, other devotions and spiritual exercises.
  • Center will provide individualized rooms educating people in the Catholic faith.


  • The Sacred Heart Center for Peace will provide relaxed settings for retreats, Conferences, and for personal private meditation.
  • Pilgrimage trips to religious, historical, and apparition sites around the world.
  • Youth retreats.
  • Guest speakers for various subjects for educational/interest purposes.
  • Bible studies.

How to Help

  • Please say the prayer of the Sacred Heart every day.
  • Donations may be given on the web site or to the contact person and/or mailed to SHCP, P.O. Box 927, Wilmette, IL 60091. Make checks payable to: “Sacred Heart Center for Peace” (501 C3) NON-PROFIT
  • Contact Ann Patterson, Sacred Heart Center President at 847-226-1164.


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