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Gretna, Nebraska: The Cloisters on the Platte

About the Cloisters on the Platte:

The Cloisters on the Platte were the inspiration of a man named Joe Ricketts.  He took a break from his demanding career and attended a Jesuit silent retreat in Minnesota.  It brought him an awareness of what mattered most to him: family, morality, and honesty. He has attended a yearly Jesuit retreat has been a staple of his spiritual life ever since.

Mr. Ricketts has long dreamed of making the Jesuit retreat experience available to more people. The Cloisters on the Platte is the realization of that dream.  It was completed in 2017 and located near the Platte River.  The location offers a rare combination of natural isolation and accessibility to highways.

For those not making a retreat, there is another reason to visit here:  the magnificent outside stations of the cross.

Located at The Cloisters on the Platte, the Stations of the Cross is a 2,500 foot long walking tour with audio meditations, comprised of 14 sculpture stations that represent Christ’s trial through his burial.


Visitors with disabilities may use mobility devices, including manual and electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and manually powered mobility aids (such as walkers, canes, and crutches).  They do not have wheelchairs or scooters on site for visitor use.  Pets are not permitted at The Stations of the Cross or on the retreat grounds.

Traveling to the Cloisters on the Platte:

The Cloisters on the Platte is located about 30 miles southwest of Omaha.

Address:  23332 Fishery Rd, Gretna, Nebraska

Tel:   +1 (402) 509-6250

Click here for the official website of the Cloisters on the Platte in Gretna, Nebraska.

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