Online Retreats

Colette facilitates seasonal online retreats. The topics range from finding comfort and joy in everyday life, to living a life overflowing with Divine love.

Upcoming Online Retreats

August 2020: Listening To The Voices of Women Mystics Series

Mechthild of Magdeburg, 13th century, writer of the classic text, The Flowing Light of the Godhead, and part of the Beguines – an extraordinary women’s movement.

What: LIVE Online Retreat with Colette Lafia

When: Friday, August 7, 2020 from 10:00-11:30am

Cost: $20 

The women mystics give voice to the the sacred feminine pathways to union with the Holy One. They invite us to reclaim our desires and longings, to trust in our experiences of God, and to unite contemplation and action.

During our exploration, we will be accompanied by three strong and compassionate female mystics.

The 13th century mystic, Mechthild of Magdeburg, invites us to dive deep into our longings, and to give ourselves wholly and passionately to the One who loves us.

In this session, we will:

  • Engage in contemplative prayer through guided meditations and breath awareness
  • Listen to the writings of the mystics with Lectio Divina (sacred reading)
  • Reflect upon the teachings using writing prompts and sharing in small groups

This session of Listening to the Voices of the Women Mystics will focus on Teresa of Avila, 16th century, writer of the classic, The Interior Castle.

What: LIVE Online Retreat with Colette Lafia

When: Friday, August 14, 2020 from 10:00-11:30am

Cost: $20 

The women mystics give voice to the the sacred feminine pathways to union with the Holy One. They invite us to reclaim our desires and longings, to trust in our experiences of God, and to unite contemplation and action.

During our exploration, we will be accompanied by strong and compassionate female mystics. The 16th century mystic, Teresa of Avila, guides us into the depth of our souls, where we rest in union with the Divine.

In this session, we will:

  • Engage in contemplative prayer through guided meditations and breath awareness
  • Listen to the writings of the mystics with Lectio Divina (sacred reading)
  • Reflect upon the teachings using writing prompts and sharing in small groups

This session of Listening to the Voices of the Women Mystics will focus on Cynthia Bourgeault, modern-day mystic, writer of The Wisdom Jesus, and teacher with “The Living School” through the Center for Action and Contemplation.

What: LIVE Online Retreat with Colette Lafia

When: Friday, August 21, 2020 from 10:00-11:30am

Cost: $20 

The women mystics give voice to the the sacred feminine pathways to union with the Holy One. They invite us to reclaim our desires and longings, to trust in our experiences of God, and to unite contemplation and action.

During our exploration, we will be accompanied by strong and compassionate female mystics. The modern-day mystic, Cynthia Bourgeault, gives us a new perspective on Jesus as a wisdom teacher of consciousness.

In this session, we will:

  • Engage in contemplative prayer through guided meditations and breath awareness
  • Listen to the writings of the mystics with Lectio Divina (sacred reading)
  • Reflect upon the teachings using writing prompts and sharing in small groups

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Past Online Retreats