Online Class

Lenten Centering Prayer Retreat Online

Feb 26th, 2022 @ 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:

      •  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 will focus on the season of Lent. Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.

Bookings are closed for this event.