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The Divine Heart: Living in the Fullness of Love

Broadcast on August 19, 2022
With Colette Lafia
Hosted by Carmen Acevedo Butcher, PhD

Spiritual director and author Colette Lafia unfolds seven qualities of love that offer us a way to see and experience the Divine as a dynamic flow of love at the core of our being. These invitations into the depths of love are receptivity, light, expansiveness, vulnerability, acceptance, mystery, and gratitude. Drawing from her award-winning book, The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God's Love, Colette explores how we all share in a great capacity to grow in love and transform our lives.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Practical steps to experience your life and all of life as a love story we're all living
  • A vision of divine love as a relationship we are participating in, in every moment
  • Ways to listen to your inner wisdom and trust your spiritual intuition
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Colette Lafia

Author and Spiritual Director

Colette Lafia is a San Francisco-based writer, spiritual director, and international retreat leader who invites us to see ourselves as a manifestation of Divine Love. She has an active practice as a spiritual director and regularly speaks on such topics as living in the flow of Divine Love, the gifts of surrender, deepening gratitude, and spiritual journaling.

A graduate of the Spiritual Directors’ Institute at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, she is now on the faculty in the Spiritual Formation program. She recently completed the Living School program, in the Christian contemplative and mystical traditions, guided by Fr. Richard Rohr, Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, and Dr. James Finley.

She is the author of The Divine Heart: Seven Ways to Live in God’s Love... Seeking Surrender: How My Friendship with a Trappist Monk Taught Me to Trust and Embrace Life... and Comfort and Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others, named one of the best spiritual books of 2008 by Spirituality & Practice. Colette is also a regular contributor to 


Colette Lafia