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. 
 

OUR MISSION

 
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.
 
 
A Centering Prayer Support Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gordon Peerman

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Catherine Askew

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Kabir Helminski

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Sid Brown

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Reservations

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»

June 1, 2018-June 3, 2018

Three-Day Centering Prayer Retreat - "The Welcoming Prayer" Learn More»

June 15, 2018-June 17, 2018

One River Wisdom Retreat Learn More»

June 22, 2018-June 29, 2018

Contemplative Outreach Eight-Day Centering Prayer Retreat Learn More»