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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February 24, 2015

The Anna House at St. Mary's Sewanee Read More»

January 8, 2015

January eNews Read More»

November 3, 2014

Gordon Peerman Elected to St. Mary’s Sewanee Board Read More»


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»

March 20, 2015-March 22, 2015

One River Wisdom School: Cultivating Gratitude Learn More»

March 27, 2015-March 29, 2015

Centering Prayer as an 11th Step Practice Learn More»

May 22, 2015-May 24, 2015

Rumi, Sufism, & The Transformation of The Heart Learn More»