Eight-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

Aug 4th, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
- Aug 11th, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

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

This retreat is an opportunity for practitioners of Centering Prayer to deepen their contemplative journey in the contemporary world. It is a week-long experience of integrating contemplation and action through silence, solitude and community.

This retreat is fully booked. Please contact our reservations desk if you would like to be put on the wait list. This event will be offered again on June 21-28, 2019 and January 5-12, 2020. If you wish to make a reservation, please contact our reservations office at (931) 598-5342 or email <reservations@stmaryssewanee.org>.

The retreat offers two tracks. The Intensive Track is recommended for people who have completed the Introductory Workshop and who have a regular practice of Centering Prayer. The Post-Intensive Track is for those people who have previously made an Eight-Day Intensive Retreat. The Post-Intensive offers increased silence and additional periods of Centering Prayer. Both the Intensive and Post-Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat provide daily experiences of silence, solitude, walking, hiking, yoga, and spiritual companionship to foster an ever-deepening level of interior silence and awareness of the presence of God in everyday life.


The Rev. Tom Ward is the retired university chaplain at the University of the South and now spends his days focusing on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, teaching Centering Prayer and leading retreats.

This event is fully booked.