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 CHURCH

We are an inclusive community open to all who seek companions along the journey of faith in Christ. Join us Sundays at 10:00 am for the celebration of the Eucharist.

ABOUT OUR RETREAT HOUSE

Our retreat house is open to groups and individuals seeking contemplative solitude and spiritual nourishment in the beautiful environs of West Marin.

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.

NEXT EVENTS
CHRISTIAN 
CONTEMPLATIVE
PRACTICE
25/FEB

Christian Contemplative Practice

1st & 3rd Sundays at 8:00 am

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:15 pm

SHROVE TUESDAY
25/FEB

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Free Community Event

Tuesday Evening at 6:00 pm

ASH WEDNESDAY
26/FEB

Morning Prayer with Distribution of Ashes

7:30 am

Ash Wednesday Eucharist

with Distribution of Ashes

12:00 pm

Triduum at St. Columba's

Maundy Thursday

APRIL 9

Good Friday

APRIL 10

Holy Saturday

APRIL 11

Easter Sunday

APRIL 12

Meditation Chapel

An interfaith online meditation community

Join Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D. on Saturdays at 7:00 am Pacific Time for Meditation Sessions on

MeditationChapel.org

MIND THE GAP

A Lenten Day of Reflection
An Ash Wednesday Retreat
with The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.d.
Vicar of St. Columba's
February 26
10am - 4pm

SERMONS

"You search the scriptures

because you think that in them you have eternal life;

but it is they that testify to me"

~ John 5:39

CANDLE LIGHT EVENING PRAYER CIRCLE

Thursday, March 19

7:00 PM

EVENSONG

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!

CHRISTIAN

CONTEMPLATIVE

PRACTICE

First & Third Sunday Mornings 8:00 am
Second & Fourth Tuesday Evenings 7:15 pm

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! 

CONTEMPLATION

&

CONVERSATION

Noonday prayers

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 three day retreat of art, music, lecture and contemplation

with

Kayleen Asbo,  Ph.D.

Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Anchored

in the

Heart

A Retreat with

Julian Norwich as Guide

A three day retreat of art, music, lecture & contemplation

with

Kayleen Asbo,  Ph.D.

Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10

Blessing

of the 

Animals

OCTOBER 6, 2019

GROWING OLDER:

GOING DEEPER

A Contemplative Approach to the Elder

Wednesday, May 13

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A Day Retreat with Ruah Bull

DREAMS

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.

Contemplating Christ

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.

THE FORAGING GUILD

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JOIN US

SUNDAY EUCHARIST

10:00 am

CELTIC RITE EUCHARIST

1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays

10:00 am

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE

Weekly Morning & Evening Sessions

ADDRESS

12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94937

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 430

Inverness, CA 94937

415.669.1039

 

office@stcolumbasinverness.org

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