Centering Prayer All-Day Retreat

Oct 24th, 2020 @ 6:30 AM
- @ 5:00 PM

(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

St. Mary’s Sewanee invites you to spend time in prayerful silence and contemplation during this day-long Centering Prayer retreat led by the Rev. Tom Ward and Rebecca Paluzzi.

This event is modeled on the rhythm of the multi-day retreats that St. Mary’s Sewanee has offered for more than 20 years. In preparing this new retreat format, we have learned that technology is capable of bringing us together in ways that we could not have anticipated. During this day, you are encouraged to fast from listening to the news and using electronic devices so that you can make holy space to observe silence with the group and on your own.

The retreat will include:

      • Three periods of Centering Prayer;
      • Morning and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer;
      • Lectio Divina in a group setting; and
      • Generous breaks throughout the day for rest, reflection, and journaling.

This event is designed for both new and experienced Centering Prayer practitioners.


This event takes place via Zoom; to participate, you must have internet access and a computer or tablet with an internet connection.

Partial scholarships are available for Centering Prayer events; please email Kylene McDonald for more information.

You will receive additional information, including the Zoom link, at least 48 hours before the beginning of the event.

This Centering Prayer retreat, with a focus on Advent, will also be offered on:

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Bookings are closed for this event.