The Reverend Melanie Calabrigo serves St. Hildegard's - which is a community with an arts focus- and divides her time between the Cathedral and St. Hildegards. She brings to the Cathedral experience in a multi-faceted approach to spirituality and pastoral care with a special focus on the arts.
Melanie is a graduate of the Vancouver School of Theology, Pacific Jubilee Program for Spiritual Direction, and Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Institute. Her background is in spiritual formation and creative practice, family systems, pastoral care, and expressive arts. She has accompanied diverse life journeys in a variety of settings. Melanie is the visionary and gathering priest for St. Hildegard’s Sanctuary, an inclusive, arts-based, contemplative community, within the parish of St. Faith in Vancouver. Her own spiritual practice is grounded in a theology of aesthetics, noting that throughout time the arts have offered hope through beauty and imagination, and a spacious invitation to embody faith through diverse expressions. She is always wondering about new ways to extend the invitational, radically inclusive love of Christ.
Christ Church Cathedral gathers, worships, and serves on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ nations