Father Andrew Colnaghi (May 21, 1942 – April 17, 2022)

The intersection of life and death couldn’t be more poignant than Fr. Andrew’s death on Easter Sunday following a serious head injury. You might not have thought that his slight frame could have supported such a large, abundantly flowing heart. But it was his heart that guided the movements of his life, from his early [...]
A More Perfect Reunion

Meet the Monks: Brother Ivan Nicoletto

Originally from Padua, Italy, Brother Ivan is a Benedictine Camaldolese monk. He joined the Holy Hermitage of Camaldoli, Italy in 1984. Upon completion of his initial monastic formation, he took a master’s degree in philosophy and theology, and was involved in the initial formation of those entering monastic life. He also served on the General [...]

Fr. Arthur’s New 2022 Calendar and Card Sets!!!

Our resident artist, Fr. Arthur Poulin, has once again published a calendar featuring his unique and beautiful paintings, now available at the front door adjacent to the Chapel at a special price of only $10. Soon there will be a selection of new and recent cards available downstairs on the second level. Cash or checks […]



As you all know, much has changed at Incarnation over the past many months of Covid restrictions. As these restrictions ease and we begin to re-open, there are many questions. This update will attempt to address some of them. What worship services are open for in person attendance? All services are now open for the […]


The Importance of Hope in Seemingly Hopeless Times

Wisdom from our Prior, just published in Covenant Newsletter from the Southdown Institute The Importance of Hope In Seemingly Hopeless Times By Rev. Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D. As I sit here and write this, we have just passed the one-year anniversary of the lockdown related to COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic. We have experienced [...]

Incarnation Community Picnic!

Incarnation’s Annual Potluck Picnic was celebrated with its usual exuberance, on Sunday, August 18. Though not as dramatic as last year - or was it the year before - when a food laden table collapsed, it had its memorable moments of community and conversation. As always, Karen Andrews made the wonderful, whimsical Peralta Community Garden [...]

Frank J. Barrett’s Oblation

On Sunday, July 28th, Fr. Bede received Frank J. Barrett as a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate. Frank, who uses W.B. Yeats’ descriptive words to characterize himself: 'Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy,’ expressed a deep feeling of homecoming. After many years of being away from [...]

Father Bede’s Ordination

Called to Service … For the Tomorrow of God On May 30th, our Prior, Bro Bede, was ordained to the priesthood by the new Bishop of Monterey, Danny Garcia, at New Camaldoli Hermitage. The Hermitage sits in the hills, high above the sea, about 20 miles south of Big Sur, in Lucia. The simple grounds [...]