SMS Suspends On-Site Programming

After careful, prayerful consideration, the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Sewanee has decided to cease on-site programming at the Center until further notice.  A retreat at St. Mary’s Sewanee is an experience that is firmly rooted in our physical location where we are blessed with a rich history of spirituality and religious faith, where… Read More »

St. Mary’s Sewanee Announces Online Offerings

In response to the social distancing recommended during Covid-19, St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is pleased to announce that it is offering retreat options in an online format at no charge. “At St. Mary’s Sewanee, we are exploring new ways of finding peace together, even when we must stay apart,” said… Read More »

Covid-19 updates & information

St. Mary’s Sewanee Closed to the Public until Further Notice St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is closed to the public until further notice, according to Interim Executive Director John Runkle. Full-time employees are continuing to work, either from home or at the retreat center, but there will be no guests or… Read More »

St. Mary’s Sewanee Comes to You!

Maybe you cannot get to New Hope Bluff on retreat right now…. Perhaps you want just a nugget of inspiration or a daily dose of positivity…… No matter what your situation, we’ve got those things for you. Sign up here for First Light, a Monday-through-Friday email that is the briefest of morning inspirational messages. One beautiful photograph;… Read More »

Instagram Inspiration

Social media can be a drag, a time suck, an energy sap. St. Mary’s Sewanee wants to change that for you. Each weekday, we post a positive inspirational message to both Instagram and Facebook so that your news feed is filled with good words and good images. It won’t be like going on a retreat,… Read More »