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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April 8, 2015

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February 24, 2015

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January 8, 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»

May 9, 2015-May 9, 2015

Lectio Divina Workshop Learn More»

May 22, 2015-May 24, 2015

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

May 30, 2015-May 30, 2015

One-Day Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop Learn More»