In Person Retreats

Retreats & Days of Prayer

I am happy to offer a presentation, day of prayer, or retreat to your parish or group! I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me.

Upcoming Events:

  • December 6, 2019, 10- 3 pm: Advent Day of Prayer, Mercy Center Burlingame
  • January 17 - 19, 2020; Women’s Retreat, Comfort & Joy; Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz.
  • October 2019, Fall Online Retreat through Mercy Center.

Advent Day of Prayer

Mercy Center Burlingame

December 6, 2019, from 10- 3 pm.

Women’s Retreat, Comfort & Joy

Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz, January 17-19, 2020

Fall Online Retreat

October 2019, sponsored by Mercy Center Burlingame

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“Thank you Colette and others for sharing this retreat. I found it a wonderful touchstone through a busy time. It was delivered in such an accessible, sweet way. Having participated in the Living School myself, I found that your summaries and integration of the material was profound for me. Thank you. I was challenged to really create enough space to go as deeply as this deserved. A life-long challenge. I could have spent a day on each session. Please keep sharing your gift Colette.”

Victoria

Canada
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"This has been a beautiful, personalized, compassionate and meaningful retreat for me! I was able to slow down and get in touch with Christ who is in me! Colette your topics and the pace you set for us led us deeper into ourselves! I thank you! I intend to keep re-reading all of this over and over in order to hopefully keep me in this wonderful, peaceful place!"

Annie

San Francisco
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"I found myself opening again to both receive and give with open arms, knowing that in whom I live and move and have my being. I have regained the habit of prayerful living which allows the Divine. Thank you Colette. This is just what I needed in my life at this time."

Judith

Berkeley
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"Thank you Colette for allowing me to join your Retreat. It has blessed my soul. I found the demonstration on Centering prayer so very helpful & will keep using it. I so enjoyed Thomas Keating's interview, finding him very real. The simplicity of his life and faith was an inspiration. I have ended your Retreat with the words of that lovely Hymn on my heart, ' Love Divine all Loves excelling' It is the prayer I close this Retreat with. Thank you."

Audrey

England
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"One of the graces I received during this retreat is that of keeping my focus on Divine Love. Receiving this Divine Love deep into my bones, and knowing that in first receiving it as the reality that it is actually more real than anything else, I can then reflect it more easily to all I encounter! Thank you so much Colette for enhancing and expanding my experience of Divine Love through this retreat."

Paula

Minneapolis
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"I am grateful for the grace of growing closer to the Beloved as I have experienced how deep, high, long & wide is this divine love. It is expansive, limitless, and eternal love! The Beloved is delighted to place His/Her hands on my heart, to fill me with compassion, to heal my hurts and sorrows, and to share this love between us. Being filled, I am amazed how much divine love flows out! Thanks and Blessings of love to you, Colette, and to all who have shared this retreat."

Laurel

California
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"Thank you, Colette. I now have more clarity on the difficulty of my transition. I have left this workshop with two symbols to contemplate. Great workshop. Thank you for your facilitation over the the group. You are simply wonderful."

Lisa

Anaheim
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"Wonderful retreat. Colette is great. I really like the gentle and easy way she led us. Love the art project. Love not having an agenda and her suggestion at the beginning to just relax and go with it. I like that this retreat led us somewhere—had content and worked toward deeper insights and meaning. Really liked Colette’s style of facilitation. Please offer it again! I’d love to bring friends."

Krista

California

Past Workshops, Events and Presentations

June 17 – June 27, 2019
Being Loved, Becoming Whole Online Retreat
Sponsored by Mercy Center


Good Friday: Broken and Whole Presentation 2019
Saint Ignatius Church San Francisco, CA


Tuesdays Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, 2019
3 Sessions: Exploring Prayer: The Key to Spiritual Growth


Friday, December 7, 2018
Saying “Yes” to the Invitation of Love: Advent Day of Prayer
Mercy Center Burlingame, California


Sunday, November 18, 2018
Way Opening, Way Closing: Praying with Change
Saint Ignatius Church, San Francisco, Fromm Center


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Day of Prayer: Saint Sabina Center
San Rafael, CA


Friday, December 8, 2017
Advent Day of Prayer: It’s All About Love
Mercy Center, Burlingame


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The Transformative Power of Surrender
School of Applied Theology, Bay Area


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
God Calls Me by Name
St. Simon Church, Los Altos


Tuesdays, September 12, 19 & 26, 2017
Radical Hospitality Retreat Series
Ignatian Spiritual Life Center, San Francisco


May 12, 2017
Awakening the Gifts of the Holy Spirit During a Time of Transition
Mercy Center: Burlingame, CA


May 7, 2017
Presentation on Spiritual Direction
Saint Ignatius Church, San Francisco

May 2, 2017
The Transformative Power of Surrender
School of Applied Theology, Oakland, California


April 10, 2017
Comfort Circle: Sacred Space for Cultivating Compassion & Connection
School of Applied Theology, Oakland, California


December 9, 2016
Advent Day of Prayer
Mercy Center: Burlingame, CA


November 29, 2016
The Transformative Power of Surrender
School of Applied Theology: Oakland, CA


October 19, 26 & November 2, 2016
Living Mercy: A 3-part Retreat in Daily Life
Saint Agnes Spiritual Life Center: San Francisco, CA


October 5, 2016
Day of Prayer: Surrendering into Grace
Santa Sabina Retreat Center: San Rafael, CA


May 3, 2016
The Transformative Power of Surrender
School of Applied Theology: Oakland, CA


April 22, 2016
Women in Transition: The Art of Waiting
Mercy Center: Burlingame, CA


March 18, 2016
Deepen Your Intimacy with the Sacred through Spiritual Art
Mercy Center: Burlingame, CA


March 16, 2016
Comfort Circles: A Sacred Space for Cultivating Compassion & Connection
School of Applied Theology: Oakland, CA


Dec. 11, 2015
Joyful Surrender: Advent Retreat Day
Mercy Center: Burlingame, CA

Oct. 18, 2015
Journey Into the Heart of Surrender
Saint Ignatius Adult Faith Formation/Fromm Center: San Francisco, CA


Sept. 13, 20 & 27 2015
Seeking Surrender: Mini-Retreat
Saint Agnes Spiritual Life Center: San Francisco, CA


July 14, 2015
The Art of Listening in Spiritual Direction
Institute for Health & Healing, California Pacific Medical Center:
San Francisco, CA


July 13, 2015
Journey Into the Heart of Surrender
The Sequoias: San Francisco, CA


June 5-7, 2015
Love Me Into Being (Retreat)
Villa Angelica: Carmel, California


June 2, 2015
Journey Into the Heart of Surrender
Calvary Presbyterian Church: San Francisco, CA


May 24, 2015
Seeking Surrender: Book Signing
Mercy Center: Burlingame, CA


May 22, 2015
Women in Transition
Mercy Center: Burlingame, CA


May 13, 2015
Life Lessons from a Trappist Monk
Santa Sabina Center: San Rafael, CA


May 11, 2015
Journey Into the Heart of Surrender
Mindfulness Care Center: San Francisco, CA


May 7, 2015
Seeking Surrender: Book Signing
BookShop West Portal: San Francisco, CA

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