Spirituality Center

The Spirituality Center at St. Mary's

Welcome to an emerging ministry at St. Mary’s, born out of the hard work of hands-on outreach ministries and nurtured through prayer, silence and mutual conversations. We all need opportunities to rest and restore our spiritual, emotional and physical selves. 

Be still and know.  The root of the word obey means to listen.  This center supports those longing to step back from the busyness of daily life and ministry for a chance to be grounded, to listen to the Spirit, to be renewed, refreshed and even inspired. 

Current center activities include:

  • Exploring meditation.  This is appropriate for beginners as well as longtime meditators. Begins Thursday 10/21/21 at 6:30 p.m. and continues every other week  in our Parish Hall (10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/212/16, 12/30 etc.)
  • Centering prayer practice.  Sitting in group reinforces our personal prayer practice.  Join us Wednesdays at 12:05 p.m. in the parish hall chapel for 20 minutes of silence.
  • Lectio Divina. Combines an immersion on holy scripture with periods of silent reflection. Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Contact the Rev. Deacon Dianne Larson at dlarson@minervamedcomm.com for more information.
  • Individual spiritual direction. Spend time with a spiritual director, who is trained to listen closely and facilitate your process of self-discovery and spiritual journeying. Contact the Rev. Canon Beth Tjoflat at bethtjoflat@stmarysjax.com to learn more.


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  • 1924 N. Laura Street
  • Jacksonville, FL 32206
  • (904) 354-5075