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."
and ask for the ancient paths,
~ Jeremiah 6:16
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.
With Gratitude to Our Fire Crews
In the midst of the Woodward Fire, St. Columba’s Inverness sends gratitude to all pilots and firefighters keeping us safe. As we continue to hold the light of Christ in the world please join us in holding them in prayer. May the love of God, the peace of Christ, and the gentle protection of the Holy Spirit descend upon you all now and always.
In our continuing efforts to become antiracist, St. Columba's will be hosting a Sacred Ground dialogue circle. As described on the Episcopal Church's website, Sacred Ground is a film and readings based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.
Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle
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.
FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS
In this online retreat we will attempt to listen to the dream, to be with its images. We will attempt to intuit and discern the multiple meanings of the dream, to learn how God might be reaching us and what God might be telling us.
Opening to the Source
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.