The Community of St. Mary, an Episcopal convent which is a five-minute walk from our campus, offers a variety of services on each day, except Mondays. For the most current schedule, check the St. Mary’s Sewanee front desk or visit the Community of St. Mary’s website here.
Otey Memorial Parish, located at 216 University Avenue (across from the Sewanee Elementary School), offers Morning and Evening prayer on weekdays; Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8:50 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to Otey’s website here.
All Saints’ Chapel, located in the center of the University of the South campus, offers several weekday services in St. Augustine Chapel, as well as an 8 a.m service on Sunday and an 11 a.m. service when the school is in session. For more details, go to the Chapel’s webpage.
Guests wishing to spend time on the grounds of St. Mary’s may use any of our hiking trails. Trails vary in difficulty and length and offer a relaxing and peaceful time with God in nature. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and light clothing.
Feel free to walk the path of the labyrinth or wander down Turkey Hollow Trail, a brief 45 minute walk along the Bluff to enjoy the beautiful views and take a breath of fresh, mountain air. For longer hikes, you can take the Mountain Goat Trail from Sewanee to Monteagle and beyond into Grundy County, or hike the University’s Perimeter Trail. The Perimeter Trail, part of the University’s 13,000-acre campus, includes paths from Memorial Cross to Morgan’s Steep, Bridal Veil Falls, and Shakerag Hollow to Green’s View (famous for early spring wildflowers). You can find detailed maps of these hikes and more information in the Area Hiking Trails binder in St. Mary’s Hall lobby.
Qigong on the Bluff
Qigong–a gentle movement practice that integrates posture, breathing, sound, and intent–is offered outside on the bluff at 7 a.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by Wall Wofford. There is no charge.
Yoga is offered at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Classes are led by Darryl Ann Ferguson for $8.