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St. Anne's Retreat

October Digital Exhibit Spotlight: St. Anne’s Retreat

Legendary St. Anne’s Retreat in Logan Canyon has been the source of a contemporary oral tradition and legend-tripping for the last fifty years. Local legends tell of a haunted place with stories laced in ancient themes telling of nuns and priests secretly engaging in sexual encounters, nuns getting pregnant by priests, giving birth and drowning their babies in the legendary pool. The St. Anne’s Retreat Digital Exhibit explores the meaning behind these legends, the circumstances around this event, and how religious folklore and other cultural constructs play important roles in the maintenance of a vivid local legend cluster.