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.





Recent News
Upcoming Events
June 12, 2014

Check Out Our New Guided Group Retreats Read More»

March 10, 2014

Davis to Chair St. Mary’s Sewanee View and Vision Campaign Read More»

June 28, 2013

Bishop Henry Parsley at St. Mary's Sewanee 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»

July 26, 2014-July 26, 2014

One-Day Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop Learn More»

July 27, 2014-August 3, 2014

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

August 31, 2014-August 31, 2014

Sunset Serenade Learn More»