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.
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Seasonal online retreats. Topics cover finding comfort & joy in everyday life, living a life overflowing with Divine love, and more.
Read with Colette
Beginning… It was almost seven years ago that I started pondering the word, Comfort. I liked the word, the way it brought me ease from its simple sound. Comfort, I’d say to myself. That’s what I need. Tired and broken from disappointments and efforts, I began to seek comfort in my daily life. And so…Read More
Have you ever had enough of a day, but had to keep going? I hit that point at around lunchtime today. I wanted to stop talking, stop interacting with people, stop responding to demands. I wanted to shout: I’ve had enough. But that wasn’t a choice. So what could I do? I had to stretch…Read More
Listen to another person without any pressure to give advice or solve a problem. Allow yourself to lean back, let go, and give the person plenty of room. Listening is enough. Sometimes all another person wants is the comfort of being listened to, without interpretation or interruption.Read More
Are we always learning to love? I would say yes. There are always times when I need to forgive more, listen more, and open my heart more. The capacity of love is great, and I humbly understand that I’ll never reach it. Love can always expand, always deepen, and always grow. It that way, love…Read More
I am riding my bicycle through Golden Gate park, feeling my spirit coming alive in my body. There are moments of hesitation as I ride along. Oh, I might fall. I have the desire to ride with the wind, and in that desire for freedom, I meet my fears, of falling, of being hit by…Read More
BOOKS BY COLETTE
How My Friendship with a Trappist Monk Taught Me to Trust and Embrace Life
Published by Ave Maria Press, Spring 2015.
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"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
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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.