in the Heart of West Marin
"Stand at the crossroads and look,
where the good way lies.
Walk in it and find rest for your souls."
~ Jeremiah 6:16
and ask for the ancient paths,
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.
In this time of global pandemic,
St. Columba’s continues to find new
and creative ways to serve the people of West Marin and beyond. Support from our local, national, and international members remains vital as our Retreat House remains closed for the foreseeable future. We invite you to share with us your needs and the ways we might best serve you, even as you consider how you might support us with the gifts of your time, talent, or treasure.
racial equity forum
With growing awareness and acknowledgment of the toll that racial inequity has taken in the United States and widening global support for the Black Lives Matter movement, it feels like a turning point has been reached. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, cities and towns across the U.S. and throughout the world have been filled with protesters demanding justice for people of color and an end to
400 years of entrenched, systemic racism. Many people are asking, What Can We Do? How Can I Help? Where do I start?
In Exile with the Desert Mothers and Fathers
The Power of Silence in a Pandemic
An Online Five-Week Course with Christine Merritt
June 22 - July 20
10:00 - 11:30 am PDT
FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS
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.