WELCOMING YOU TO ST. COLUMBA'S INVERNESS
St. Columba's is an Episcopal Church and Retreat House revitalizing its roots in the contemplative spirituality of the Celtic Christian Tradition. Nestled on a mountainside overlooking Tomales Bay in Inverness, California, our retreat house is infused with the sacred presence of God in nature.
"Come to me, all you that are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest."
~ Matthew 11:28
ABOUT OUR VICAR
Throughout his ministry here, Father Vincent has brought to our community a contemplative spirit and academic rigor promoting openness and hospitality in the Celtic Christian Tradition.
Christian Contemplative Practice
1st & 3rd Sundays at 8:00 am
2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:15 pm
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Free Community Event
Tuesday Evening at 6:00 pm
Morning Prayer with Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday Eucharist
with Distribution of Ashes
Triduum at St. Columba's
CANDLE LIGHT EVENING PRAYER CIRCLE
Thursday, March 19
This new monthly Evensong interprets and integrates core elements of the traditional Office of Evening Prayer in a welcoming hour of shared sung, spoken, and silent prayer. We'll learn simple forms of traditional Evensong canticles, pray the Psalms and excerpts from The Book of Common Prayer, share a reading from the Gospels, and offer our own personal prayers. Around 15 minutes of silence with meditative harp music will be held for contemplation, centering prayer, silent prayer, quietude. We will take turns leading and offering prayers - voluntary, not mandatory. All are welcome!
St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and our Ecology Vision Council are proud to announce that we have now transitioned to 100% renewable energy sources through Marin Clean Energy "Deep Green" energy.
All of our electrical power is now supplied through California Wind and Solar Power.
We offer heartfelt thanks for those in our congregation whose vision and support have made this transition possible!
A short meditation on themes from the Celtic Christian tradition
Scripture study & Discussion
Wednesdays at 12 noon
in the Meditation Chapel
The Art of Soul Making
A Journey Through
Dante's Divine Comedy
A Retreat with
Julian Norwich as Guide
Openings to the Source
Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21
A Retreat with The Rev. John Michael Hayes, Ph.D., ABPP, Priest-Psychologist-Psychoanalyst
The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote “the world is charged with the grandeur of God.” The human psyche is the most mysterious and profoundly beautiful dimension of God’s creation. The psyche’s wildly unscripted and unpredictable depths most mirror the indeterminate freedom and creativity of the Divine, expressed in dreams that come unbidden, that disturb our set and settled opinions, overturn our precious self-images, and stretch our very sense of reality, as they point the way to a new future and intimate wisdom.
The Gospels and the Interior Life
The incarnation has made mystics of us all. What if we read the gospels as if that were true? In his book Contemplating Christ, Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, offers an exploration of the interior life for modern contemplatives that is as beautiful as it is compelling. With an emphasis on the gospels and Christian mystical tradition, his book explores ancient themes in new and surprising ways. Drawing on his rich experience as an academic and priest, Pizzuto gradually unfolds the Christian mystery of deification to which the whole of biblical revelation and the Christian contemplative life are ordered: through the incarnation, we have all been made"other Christs" in the world.