Centering Prayer All-Day Retreat

Sep 12th, 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

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for this retreat. For more information, email Kylene McDonald.

For people new to Centering Prayer, we encourage you to participate in the Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop to learn the basics of the practice.

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

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


One-day Centering Prayer retreats will also be offered on:

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday, December 12, 2020 (with a special focus on Advent)

Bookings are closed for this event.