Welcome to St. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development. Resting on 230 acres atop the Cumberland Plateau, St. Mary's Sewanee offers a sanctuary of natural beauty and quiet for rest, renewal and reconnection. St. Mary’s Sewanee is a place that caters to individual and group spiritual needs through a variety of personal retreats and group programs. 


St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is dedicated to providing spiritual hospitality to persons of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, in a place of natural beauty, simplicity, silence, tranquility and warm spiritual rest through retreats, renewal and learning.





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June 10, 2015

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Whether you are interested in one of our programs, coming for a personal retreat or bringing a group of people, we will accommodate your needs. Learn More»

August 1, 2015-August 1, 2015

One-Day Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop Learn More»

August 2, 2015-August 9, 2015

Eight-Day Intensive and Post-Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat Learn More»

August 21, 2015-August 23, 2015

Nourish: Take Back the Table Learn More»