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St. Mary's

Library

A MINISTRY OF

ST. COLUMBA'S INVERNESS

WELCOME

As the community of St. Columba's continues to work toward Fr. Vincent's vision of expanding our Retreat House into a Center for Christian Contemplation, we are delighted to announce the re-opening of our beautiful St. Mary's Library, located just behind our nave, overlooking Tomales Bay.  As yet another branch of ministry to our retreatants and local residents, the library is undergoing a significant upgrade of new volumes now being added on a regular basis. Thanks to a number of generous donations, we have recently acquired a full, accessible New Testament commentary series (Sacra Pagina), a sizable collection of Mary Oliver poems, the seminal works by Thomas Merton, and a growing number of volumes germane to our mission: Christian Mystics and Mysticism, ecology and sustainability, theology and race, science and religion, Anglicanism, liturgy, Christian history, and more. With the invaluable assistance of our historian and archivist, Meg Linden, we are currently preparing an online index and annotated guide of our current volumes in order to make our collection available to the general public. If you are interested offering your time or resources to this project, please  email us. Kindly check back soon for more information and links to our collection.

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FEATURED
POET

FEATURED
CONTEMPLATIVE

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Mary Oliver

Thomas Merton

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Oh, that my words were recorded,
that they were written on a scroll,
that they were inscribed with 
an iron tool on lead,

or engraved in rock forever!

~Job 19:23-24