Eight-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

Jan 5th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
- Jan 12th, 2020 @ 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 cost of this retreat includes single room accommodations in the Anna House (new guest house with private baths in each room) or single rooms in St. Mary’s Hall with shared baths down the hall. For double occupancy pricing, please call. 

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.

Scholarship Assistance is available for those with financial need. Please contact St. Mary’s Sewanee and let us know of your need. 

This event will also be offered June 21-28, 2019 and August 4-11, 2019.


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, two children, two dogs, seven chickens, and numerous flora and fauna in Chapel Hill, NC, and he serves as Vicar of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Garner.

Select Lodging Options (choose one lodging space per booking)

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