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Awakening the Seven Gifts of the
Holy Spirit During Times of Transition

with Colette Lafia, Spiritual Director

Friday, May 12, 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

$35 registration fee
Please bring a bag lunch

“The conviction of being loved by God grows through the Seven Gifts”
         Father Thomas Keating

Wisdom and understanding, counsel and knowledge, fortitude, piety, and wonder – these Seven Gifts offer us the guidance needed to meet times of transition with greater courage, confidence, and joy.

During this retreat, we will awaken the gifts of the Spirit through collage-making, journal writing, self-care practices, silence, and time spent together in community.

Self-exploration will be our theme, as we call upon the Holy Spirit to help us expand our capacity to engage with uncertainty, change, loss, and the shifting tides of our lives. 

Come away from this day-long retreat with greater self-knowledge and self-acceptance, ready to receive and embody these Seven Sacred Gifts.



Colette Lafia is a writer, spiritual director, and workshop and retreat leader. She’s the author of Seeking Surrender, and Comfort & Joy. Colette has a passion for helping people connect more deeply with the presence of the sacred in their daily lives and blogs about it at



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  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only
  •  Login/password not required—credit card data is not stored
  •  Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable

Mercy Center's low-cost retreat days are made possible by generous support from our donors.

Or call (650) 340-7454 for registration assistance.