The Diocese of Knoxville has acquired the Priory of St. John the Apostle retreat center in Benton and 52 acres of property to go with it. The previous owners, who wish to remain anonymous, donated the center to the diocese.
Bishop Richard F. Stika signed the papers Aug. 1 to make the transfer official. He announced the same day that the new name of the facility would be Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center. For more information visit the retreat center’s nascent website.