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The Divine Heart

Living in the Fullness of Love

An In-Person Retreat
Colette Lafia

Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1

Retreat Theme  We’re all created from and for love. Drawing from her book, The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love, Colette Lafia will unfold seven qualities of love that invite us to see and experience the Divine as a dynamic flow of love at the core of our being. These invitations into the depth of love are: Receptivity, Delight, Expansiveness, Vulnerability, Acceptance, Mystery and Gratitude. Together, we’ll explore the nature of Divine love as a living relationship.

This will be a time of prayer and art making, silence and sacred conversation, self-care and connection to community. Sessions will include reflections and teachings from Colette’s book, The Divine Heart, as well as contemplative practices such as lectio divina, visio divina, walking meditation in nature, and spiritual journal writing. Come and step into sacred space in the joy of community and find grace, strength, and renewed vitality to continue on life’s journey.

Presenter Bio  Colette Lafia is a San Francisco-based writer, spiritual director, and international retreat leader. She is the author of numerous books including The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love, which received a 2022 Nautilus Book Award, as well as Seeking Surrender; and Comfort and Joy, named one of the best spiritual books of 2008 by Spirituality & Practice. As a graduate of the Living School, from the Center for Action and Contemplation, Colette has a passion for sharing the contemplative life and helping people connect more deeply with the presence of the sacred in daily life. To learn more about Colette, please visit:

The retreat includes all art materials and a copy of The Divine Heart.
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