The Tutu Institute for Prayer & Pilgrimage

118 North Washington Street Alexandria, Virginia USA 22314 Telephone: 703-677-5642 We invite you to join us on the journey of prayer and pilgrimage.

Prayer is our way of listening for the voice of God and engaging in Holy conversation. This conversation can come in many forms: meditation, dance, song and spoken word, reading, drawing, and silence are some of the many ways we can pray. Our guided retreats, quiet days, and seminars are opportunities to explore the practice of prayer. They are some of the ways we offer to help people to become ev

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Only 5 spots left and the deadline is approaching fast! South Africa Pilgrimage & Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th Birthday Celebration - October 5-20, 2011. Please visit our website for details! Join the Reverend Mpho Tutu & the Reverend Katherine Stiles for a 16 day retreat to South Africa and experience a journey of the spirit and an opportunity for spiritual refreshment.


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Come Join Us! 16 Day Pilgrimage to South Africa & Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 80th Birthday Celebration! October 5 – 20, 2011
A non-refundable reservation fee of $1,000 due immediately. Only 13 spaces are available! PRICE: $6,500.00 based on double occupancy or $7,500.00 based on single occupancy due June 15, 2011. Visit our website for details and registration forms

[02/11/11]   Mark your Calendars - the dates are set! October 5 - 20, 2011: Come join us on a Pilgrimage to South Africa and Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday celebration! Price and details are still being determined. Please check back or visit our website in the upcoming days for complete details!

[12/07/10]   Rev. Mpho Tutu will be at All Saints in Pasadena, California on Sunday, December 12th attending the Rector's Forum at 10:15AM (PST).

[10/28/10]   Come to the National Press Club’s 33rd Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 in Washington, DC from 5:30pm - 8:30pm and get your copy of "Made for Goodness" signed by Rev. Mpho Tutu. Visit for details.

[10/12/10]   SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 2011 (Dates TBD)
Come join us on a Pilgrimage to South Africa and celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday! Details to follow.


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Come join us for a pilgrimage to South Africa, January 14-28, 2011. There is still space available! Visit our website today for details and go to the events page!

[07/13/10]   Join us for a 15 day Pilgrimage to South Africa, January 14-28, 2011. Space is limited! Registration deadline is Sept. 1, 2010. Please visit our website for details

[07/08/10]   If you're in the Richmond, Virginia area this Sunday, July 11, 2010, at 2pm, don't forget to stop at Richmond Hill and get your copy of "Made for Goodness" signed by Rev. Mpho Tutu! 06/17/2010

The Huffington Post - Religion News and Opinion

Father's Day is June 20 and Rev. Mpho Tutu has written a Father's Day article that will be published on-line in the Huffington Post from June 18 through June 20. If you are interested in reading it please visit on those dates. Religion News and Opinion 04/29/2010

“Made for Goodness” book tour - Rev. Mpho Tutu:
5/1: Calvary Episcopal Church, Washington, DC – Women’s Tea Event -
5/14: United Kingdom Book Launch
5/16: Christ Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA –
9/8: College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ –
9/19: St. John's Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, MD –
9/23-9/26: Goteborg Book Fair: Goteborg, Sweden format


"Desmond Tutu's God of Surprises" Upcoming broadcast interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Program will air on 235 carrying stations in the United States from Thursday, April 29 - Wednesday, May 5. It will also be featured on the web site, (, at the same time. People can stream, download, or podcast the program, and view the video of the interview.

[04/28/10]   Come to Cokesbury Book Store at Virginia Theological Seminary and get your copy of "Made for Goodness" signed by Rev. Mpho Tutu today from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.

[04/06/10]   Listen to Rev. Mpho Tutu on the Kojo Nnamdi Show WAMU 88.5 FM today, 4/6/10 at 1:30pm.

[03/08/10]   "Made for Goodness" book publicity for Rev. Mpho Tutu: NY Times Magazine, “Questions For” column, will run on 3/7/10 Time Magazine, scheduled to be on stands 3/12/10 Parade Magazine, “Intelligencer” section; will run on 3/14/10 Good Morning America 3/11/10 Christiane Amanpour, 3/14/10, (excerpts on CNN Intnt'l Amanpour airs Wednesday, 3/10/10 at 3pm). Rachel Maddow, air date pending NPR Morning Edition 3/11/10

[03/05/10]   Don't forget to watch Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Mpho Tutu on Good Morning America, March 11, 2010 as they talk about their new book, "Made for Goodness".

[03/05/10]   "Made for Goodness" book signing with Rev. Mpho Tutu at St. Mary's (Foggy Bottom) Washington, DC - March 25, 2010 at 6:30pm. To pre-order and purchase book, click

[02/24/10]   Made for Goodness - video 02/16/2010

Browse Inside Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference by Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu

Made for Goodness: a new book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Rev. Mpho Tutu Over the years the same questions get asked of Desmond Tutu, the archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and veteran of the moral movement that ended apartheid in South Africa: "How can you be so...

[01/14/10]   I believe in the miraculous power of we pray tonight for all of the blessings that the Lord has provided to us this day. Prayers for the many who have suffered as a result of Haiti’s most recent crisis. It is my prayer that the number who perish will be small and may the Lord sustain and provide for the survivors and their families in Jesus name.

[01/07/10]   As we prepare for our pilgrimage journey to South Africa this Jan. 16 - 29, I ask that you keep all of our pilgrims in your prayers for safe travels: Eileen, Helen, Jean, Judy, Kevin, Sue, Bob, Meg, Mary Margaret, Katherine and myself. Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year. Many Blessings, Mpho.

[11/12/09]   The holidays are coming and with all the hustle and bustle, retreat to our Advent Quiet Day, Dec. 5th. One more week until the Nov. 20th registration deadline. Visit our website for details and registration form


Join us for an Advent Quiet Day - Incarnation: Body, Mind and Spirit – Register today!
Lead by The Reverend Mpho Tutu & Tai Chi Instructor, Raymond Franklin-Vaughn.
WHEN: December 5, 2009, 9am-4pm. Registration deadline: November 20, 2009.
WHERE: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (Foggy Bottom) Washington, DC 20037.
PRICE: $20 (in advance) $25 (at the door). Includes Continental Breakfast, Light Lunch & Materials (no credit cards please). For registration form and more information, visit our website or contact us at 703-677-5642 or email [email protected].


The Tutu Institute for Prayer & Pilgrimage | Welcome

Join us for South Africa Pilgrimage, Jan. 16-29, 2010. The Oct. 15th registration deadline is approaching fast. Visit for details.

[10/06/09]   Dalai Lama brings message of unity to Vancouver Peace Summit, pictured here with Rev. Mpho Tutu

[10/06/09]   Please pray with me today for Nate, his mom, Chris and Nate's grandma at Boston Children's Hospital. Little Nate will be having his sixth brain surgery. He's not yet three years old. Mpho 09/24/2009

Made for Goodness

"Made for Goodness" - a new book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Rev. Mpho Tutu. Due out March 9, 2010.... or for more information. Made for Goodness will be released March 9th, 2010. Check here for more info, excerpts, and videos as the on sale date approaches. 09/24/2009

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island

Rev. Mpho Tutu's Sermon-Sept. 19th, 2009 - Bishop Provenzano's Ordination Official website of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and its Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY, USA. Bishop Orris J. Walker and Provost Theodore Bean.

[09/24/09]   Sept. 26-29, 2009 - Dalai Lama at Vancouver Peace Summit: Archbishop Desmond Tutu was scheduled to attend but has suffered a ruptured disc and cannot travel. His daughter, Mpho, will appear in his place.

[09/22/09]   Believe that none of the effort you put into coming closer to God is ever wasted--even if in the end you don't achieve what you are striving for.-Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

[09/17/09]   Slow down, simplify, and be kind. -Naomi Judd

[09/16/09]   Patience is the companion of wisdom. -Saint Augustine

[09/15/09]   Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.-Walter Elliot

[09/10/09]   Past experience should be a guide post, not a hitching post. -D. W. Williams

[09/09/09]   Be sure you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm. -Abraham Lincoln




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