CONTEMPLATION

PRACTICE

CHRISTIAN

CONTEMPLATIVE

PRACTICE

in the Heart of West Marin

 “Solitude...is a deepening of the present,

and unless you look for it in the present

you will never find it.” 

~ Thomas Merton  

On the first & third Sundays and second & fourth Tuesdays of each month, St. Columba’s offers sacred space for one-hour contemplative sessions in our Meditation Chapel. Our format is simple: A brief candle-lighting ritual to honor the Divine in our midst, followed by a 30-minute sit in silence. Your guide will offer a word of spiritual wisdom (traditionally called a rhema) before inviting a brief period of contemplative listening among the participants.

1st & 3rd Sunday Mornings at 8:00 am

2nd & 4th Tuesday Evenings at 7:15 pm

SUNDAY MORNINGS

December 1, 15

TUESDAY EVENINGS

November 26

December 10

We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself?  And, what good it is to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What good it to me for the Creator to give birth to his Son if I do not also give birth to him in my time and culture? This, then, is the fullness of time: When the Son of Man is begotten in us.

~ Meister Eckhart  

"Contemplatives of every age and every religion have always sought the silence of the wilderness. Jesus himself lived for forty days in complete solitude. And we too are called to withdraw into a deep silence from time to time. Not with our books, our thoughts,

and our memories, but completely naked in God’s presence – silent, empty, motionless, waiting."
 

"Look at nature: the trees, flowers, grasses all grow in silence; the stars, the moon, the sun all move in silence.

In the silence of the world,

God is listening. And in the silence of the heart, God will speak."

~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

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SUNDAY EUCHARIST

10:00 am

​CELTIC RITE EUCHARIST

First Sunday of the month

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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