SHADOW WINGS

A CONTEMPLATIVE CHRISTIAN REFUGE

In the shadow of your wings, I take refuge.

~Psalms 57:1

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ABOUT

Shadow Wings

Shadow Wings is a contemplative Christian refuge for those seeking a sustained and counter-cultural commitment to the interior life. Taking its name from the Celtic 'church dove,' the Society fosters spiritual intimacy with the Divine and one another under the loving shadow of God's wings. Through the teachings of Father Vincent Pizzuto Ph.D., we seek to awaken to our deepest identity as members of Christ's Body and partakers of the Divine Nature.

Vincent Pizzuto

Fr. Vincent holds a Masters of Education in Religious Education from Boston College, as well as a Masters (STL) and Doctorate (STD) in New Testament exegesis from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Full Professor at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco where he teaches primarily in the areas of New Testament and Christian Mysticism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He has published and presented internationally in the areas of New Testament, christology, contemplative Christian spirituality, interreligious dialogue, same-gender marriage and theological responses to the climate crises. 

Contemplating Christ

Shadow Wings is a contemplative Christian refuge for those seeking a sustained and counter-cultural commitment to the interior life. Taking its name from the Celtic 'church dove,' the Society fosters spiritual intimacy with the Divine and one another under the loving shadow of God's wings. Through the teachings of Father Vincent Pizzuto Ph.D., we seek to awaken to our deepest identity as members of Christ's Body and partakers of the Divine Nature.

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WORKSHOPS

Online Workshops

In the Spring of 2019, Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD, will continue his series of workshops on the method, theology, and practice of Christian contemplative prayer. Each workshop meets weekly for two hours over the course of five consecutive weeks and explores contemplative Christianity through spiritual reading, journaling, shared contemplative practice, instruction, and group conversation. 

Retreat Workshops

In the Spring of 2019, Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD, will continue his series of workshops on the method, theology, and practice of Christian contemplative prayer. Each workshop meets weekly for two hours over the course of five consecutive weeks and explores contemplative Christianity through spiritual reading, journaling, shared contemplative practice, instruction, and group conversation. 

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We are talking about God;

so why be surprised if you cannot grasp it?

~St. Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 117.5

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Speaking Schedule

If you’re organizing an event at which you would like Fr. Vincent to speak, consider hosting the event in beautiful West Marin. Fr. Vincent is based in Inverness, California, where he serves as Vicar of St. Columba's Episcopal Church and Retreat House.

 For more information, please visit Speaking Requests.

My dog is better than I am, 

because he does not judge.

~Abba Xanthios, Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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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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