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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Upcoming Events
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»

June 14, 2013

The Sound of the Bells 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»

May 9, 2014-May 11, 2014

Presence and Divine Love in the Tradition of Sufism Learn More»

May 24, 2014-May 24, 2014

One Day Centering Prayer Workshop Learn More»

May 25, 2014-June 1, 2014

Eight Day Centering Prayer Workshop Learn More»