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Advent Centering Prayer All-Day Retreat

December 12, 2020 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm


St. Mary’s Sewanee invites you to spend time in prayerful silence and contemplation during this day-long Advent 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:

Three 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.

For people new to Centering Prayer, we encourage you to participate in the Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop to learn the basics of the practice.

This event takes place via Zoom; to participate, you must have internet access and a computer or tablet with an internet connection.


December 12, 2020
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Internet – Online
United States


Mary Beth Best, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator