The Divine Heart Press Materials

Colette Lafia is a San Francisco-based writer, spiritual director, and retreat leader, and part-time school librarian. A graduate of the Spiritual Directors’ Institute at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, Colette recently completed the Living School program in the Christian contemplative and mystical traditions guided by Fr. Richard Rohr, Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, and Dr. James Finley. 

Colette has a passion for helping people connect more deeply with the presence of the sacred in daily life. She designs and facilitates retreats for an international audience and has an active practice as a spiritual director.  Colette regularly gives talks and leads prayer days, comfort circles, and retreats on subjects such as Gratitude, Surrender, Delight, The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Living in Divine Love, Spiritual Art Journaling, Women Mystics, and more.  

Colette Lafia is the author of The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love (Monkfish Press May 2021), Seeking Surrender: How My Friendship with a Trappist Monk Taught Me to Trust and Embrace Life (Sorin Books/Ave Maria Press, 2015), and Comfort and Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others (Conari Press, 2008), named one of the best spiritual books of the year. 

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Click here to listen to Colette's Summit Session, The Divine Heart: Living in the Fullness of Love from the Mystics Summit by The Shift Network.

Click here to listen to Colette's interview on the Highroad to Humanity Podcast with Nancy Yearout.


Click here to listen to Colette's interview on the Aspire the Osha Podcast.

Interviews & Book Talks

Book Reviews:


  • Archbishop’s Hour Catholic Radio

Magazine Mention:

  • SF State Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015 – Book announcement in Alumni Magazine

Guest Post:

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Be In Love