Throughout a person’s spiritual journey, there are times that call for an inner focus between the individual and God. Personal retreats are designed to remove all outside distractions and help guests commit to a time of inner reflection and prayer throughout our quiet and comforting grounds. During this time, guests can reflect upon life, relationships, and the future.

Guests taking part in spiritual retreats often find themselves most comfortable in one of our private hermitages or apartments, providing quiet accommodations with striking views of the grounds around St. Mary’s Sewanee.

Worship services are available at several local churches or the Community of St. Mary Convent.

For more information about personal retreats, please call (800) 728-1659 or (931) 598-5342, email us at