Eight-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

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

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.

This event will also be offered June 21-28, 2019 and January 5-12, 2020. If you wish to make a reservation, please contact the Front Desk at (931) 598-5342 or email us at reservations@stmaryssewanee.org.

The Rev. David Frazelle started practicing Centering Prayer as an undergraduate at Sewanee in 1996. Ever since participating in his first Centering Prayer retreat in 1997, one of his chief joys has been sharing contemplative prayer through leading Centering Prayer groups, workshops, and retreats. David lives with his wife and two children in Chapel Hill, and serves as Vicar of St. Christopher’s, Garner, North Carolina.


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.

Select Lodging Options (choose one lodging space per booking)

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Anna House-Single $995.00
St. Mary's Hall-Single $795.00