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.
Join me January 20-30, 2020 for an 11-day online retreat presented by Mercy Center Burlingame
Living Comfort, Living Joy: Bringing More Compassion and Love into Our Lives and the World is an 11-day spiritual journey that will fill you with tender-hearted compassion, reassurance, encouragement, mercy, and the healing presence of love. It is also a time to renew yourself with deep and nourishing self-care.
Read with Colette
Compassion. I am sitting at the table in the kitchen and my husband walks into the room rubbing his eyes. I’m tired today, he moans. I am reading something, but in a split second I make the decision to stop. He’s weary. The day-to-day demands can make us weary. I stand up and give him…Read More
Tenderness. Self Acceptance. I hear myself whispering: let go. Can I open myself to the surprises of the new day? To the pink blooms on the camellia bush, the smile from my husband across the table, the smell of fresh baked banana bread. Can I be more open to what is in my life?…Read More
The demands of my day, the breakfast dishes, and the time ticking all seem to be colliding this morning. I’m feeling rushed. Can time slow down? I once heard the best advice from someone I knew that practiced Tai Chi. He said, “When I am in a rush, I slow down.” I have tried this, and it really…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.
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.