Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday
April 14 - April 17
Retreat Theme Join Fr. Vincent Pizzuto at St. Columba’s Retreat House, Inverness, for a retreat centered around the celebration of the liturgies of the Triduum (Easter Weekend). Retreatants are invited to truly make the liturgy what it is intended to be— “the work of the people.” A synthesis of active participation in the liturgies, as well as group and personal reflection weave the Holy Days into a deep emersion of community building and contemplative reflection on the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s dying and rising.
Father Vincent Pizzuto, PhD is Professor of New Testament Studies and Christian Mysticism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco. He received his doctorate in New Testament Exegesis from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2003) and has since published and presented internationally in the areas of New Testament christology, ecological discipleship, marriage equality, inter-religious dialogue, Christian mysticism and contemplative Christian spirituality. In 2018 he published his second book, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life with Liturgical Press; translated in Spanish, Contemplar a Cristo: Los Evangelios y la vida interior, (Desclée de Brouwer) in January 2022. As an Episcopal priest Fr. Vincent serves as Vicar of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and Retreat House in Inverness, California. Working for the advancement of contemplative Christianity, he has reinvigorated the mission and ministry of St. Columba’s through the introduction of contemplative eucharistic liturgies, public lectures, online courses, directed retreats, thought provoking sermons, an online blog and a weekly online study of his book through the Meditation Chapel.