“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, who said
‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’.”
(Rule of Benedict, Chapter 53)
We invite all who think they might benefit from a Benedictine structure and spirituality as well as a quiet, beautiful and reflective environment to plan a stay with us. We try to offer guests a cheerful and restful atmosphere and a space for solitude, prayer, and reflection. All guests are invited to attend as many of our services as they wish. There is a regular congregation at our Eucharist and all who attend are welcome to join us for breakfast. Coffee and tea are provided in all guest quarters, and there is a small refrigerator, a microwave and hotplate for those who wish to cook their meals. No meals, other than breakfast, are provided by the Sisters.
In case if emergency, family and friends may call the convent (931-598-0046). Our address is 1100 St. Mary’s Lane, Sewanee, TN 37375.
Description of our Accommodations:
1. The Hermitage: a small, self-contained cottage to the left of our chapel. It has one bedroom with two single beds, a small kitchenette and dining area, a sitting room, full bathroom, outside porch, wood-burning stove, a small collection of books, a CD player and small collection of CDs, and air-conditioner. There is no cell phone or internet connection in or around it, though cell phones can be used in a different area on the property. The suggested donation per night is $125 per person/night or $175 for a couple. Minimum stay of 2 nights.
2. St. Mary’s Convent, Garden Level: the bottom floor of the convent, containing three individual bedrooms with a shared sitting room and bathroom, a small kitchenette, a refrigerator, an outdoor sitting area, a separate entrance, television, CD player, air-conditioning, and Wi-fi internet access. Cell phones will not work in this area, but cell phone reception is possible on the property. Two bedrooms have a single bed, the third bedroom has two single beds. The suggested donation is $75 dollars per night for each person or $300 per night to reserve the entire downstairs floor (all three bedrooms). Maximum capacity of 4 people. Minimum stay of 2 nights.
We require a deposit of 50% of the total amount, non-refundable. There is a cleaning fee of $25. No pets allowed. There is no alcohol allowed on the premises. Scholarships may be available for those who need financial assistance.
Interested in staying with us? Contact Sister Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 931-598-0046.