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The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love

The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love

In her new book, “The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love”, 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. Lafia is a San Francisco-based writer and workshop facilitator, and adjunct faculty at the Spiritual Directors’ Institute at Mercy Center, Burlingame, California. She is author of Comfort & Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others and Seeking Surrender. She blogs at

Colette Lafia is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer who invites people to see themselves as a manifestation of divine love. She has an active spiritual direction practice both in person in San Francisco and around the world thanks to Skype and Facetime.

Colette enjoys designing and facilitating contemplative retreats and Days of Prayer. And in recent years, she’s reached an international audience through her online retreats sponsored through Mercy Center Burlingame, where she is an adjunct faculty member. As well as being a teacher, Colette views herself as a continual and steadfast student of the contemplative way. She received her formation from the Spiritual Directors’ Institute at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, and recently completed the “Living School” program in the Christian contemplative and mystical traditions at the Center For Action and Contemplation, guided by Father Richard Rohr, Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault, and Dr. James Finley. In addition, she has a BA in English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and a MLIS, and works as a part-time children’s librarian in a public school in San Francisco.

Praise for The Divine Heart

“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

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