Author & Spiritual Director
a spiritual companion for the journey
OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DIVINE IS THE LOVE STORY WE ARE ALL LIVING.
The movement of our hearts towards Divine Love is the essence of our spiritual experience. It is my honor to accompany you on this profound journey into love—to offer you practices, prayers, and spiritual insights that will help you grow love-centered relationships with everyone and everything around you.
Work with Colette
Work one to one with Colette in person or via Skype. Explore your hearts deepest desire for connection and union with the Divine.
In Person Retreats
Colette leads local retreats, workshops, and Days of Prayer.
Check upcoming dates and locations.
Seasonal online retreats. Topics cover finding comfort & joy in everyday life, living a life overflowing with Divine love, and more.
Surrendering to Love
Trusting & Embracing Life
Join us for an Online Lenten Retreat with Spiritual Director Colette Lafia.
Dates: March 16-29, 2020 | Cost: $40
The first 10 people to sign up will receive a free copy of Seeking Surrender, by Colette Lafia.
Read with Colette
Wednesday Wisdom: Staying in the Flow of Love Last Friday, I led a spirit-filled ‘Day of Prayer’ at Mercy Center. One of the things we reflected upon was the importance of noticing what keeps us in the flow of love, and what pulls us out of it. I have found that a practice of self…Read More
Sometimes we find ourselves holding on to something we know we need to let go of. And sometimes, we find that even though we have done a lot of healing around something, there is still more to let go, forgive, and release. How do we seek peace at times when we find our wounds are being…Read More
Wednesday Wisdom: Step Back, Take a Breath, and Let Go with Love. I’ve just returned from spending Labor Day weekend in Toronto with family. Before my husband and I went on the trip, we reflected upon how we wanted to relate to our family during this time of change and transition–some health concerns, marriage problems,…Read More
The school year has begun. I am busy again, with my part-time library schedule and my spiritual work. Yesterday, I found myself feeling edgy after a long day. In the evening, I engaged in the Ignatian practice known as the Daily Examen, which is a prayer practice of reviewing our day with the Spirit. I’ve…Read More
Wednesday Wisdom: Who are You? I just returned from a week at the Living School Symposium. It was a week of deepening my commitment to living from a contemplative stance. A contemplative stance is one that sees the whole, the unity of all, and not only the parts. As Richard Rohr writes, “During contemplation we come…Read More
BOOKS BY COLETTE
The Divine Heart
Seven Ways to Live In God's Love
Forthcoming September 20, 2020, Monkfish Book Publishing
Spiritual director Colette Lafia tells us that at the core of our being there is an ever-flowing love relationship with God, and it’s here we find meaning in our lives.
Beautifully expressed, with examples and awakenings from the author’s own journey, The Divine Heart offers seven “invitations,” principles of spiritual practice that awaken us to the ever-abundant flow of Divine love.
"During these turbulent times, we need the steadying voice of feminine wisdom more urgently than ever. In this luminous book, spiritual guide Colette Lafia offers the fruits of her tenderly cultivated inner life to feed people of all genders who thirst for a direct encounter with the embodiment of love, which she recognizes as our own true nature."
--- Mirabai Starr, translator of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, author of Wild Mercy
How My Friendship with a Trappist Monk Taught Me to Trust and Embrace Life
Published by Ave Maria Press, Spring 2015.
Order on Amazon or from your favorite bookseller today.
"In Seeking Surrender, Colette Lafia challenges our notion of surrender, inviting us to see it as a path of opening to the fullness of life. Her spiritual companion, a Trappist Monk from the Abbey of Gethsemani, encourages and guides her towards deeper trust along her journey in a series of letters shared over years. A beautiful and honest book." – Fr.Richard Rohr,O.F.M.
Comfort & Joy
Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others
Purchase the book with new journaling tips included on Amazon or from your favorite bookseller today.
Awarded “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2008” by spirituality and practice.com
“In her book Comfort and Joy, Lafia’s warm prose knits a cozy tapestry of vignettes, observations, affirmations, and gentle questions covering the simple ways we can care for others and ourselves.” Janet Boyer, author of New Year, New You.