A Silent Retreat with Hildegard of Bingen, St. Columba's, Inverness

Friday, March 8, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, March 10, 2019 (All day)

 Co-Directed by Devi Mathieu and The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD, Vicar of St. Columba's, Inverness

Hildegard of Bingen, 12th Century Benedictine Abbess, is renowned as a mystic, poet, composer, dramatist, doctor, counselor, and scientist. Gifted with astounding visions throughout her life, she authored several volumes of inspiring writings and illustrated them with captivating illuminations that represent her visions. She also composed dozens of gorgeous musical works, including a full-length liturgical drama titled Ordo Virtutum (Order of the Virtues). Hildegard’s contemporaries described her music as “chants of surpassing sweet melody” and “strange and unheard-of music." Throughout our weekend retreat, deep silence will be punctuated with five calls to communal prayer in which participants will be guided in singing chants from the Ordo Virtutum coupled with the Liturgy of the Hours. Retreatants also will be invited to immerse themselves in some of Hildegard's deeply moving writings and to reflect on her hauntingly beautiful illuminations.

Cost: $350 for weekend; commuter (no lodging) $300

Anna Haight


St. Columba’s
12835 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Inverness, CA 94937
Phone: 415.669.1039