Mercy Center



Online Retreat with Colette Lafia


Comfort and joy are powerful pathways to awakening God's love in our lives and in the lives of others. Through the channels of comfort, we touch the presence of the Spirit within us and around us, and discover God's great joy.


Living Comfort, Living Joy is a 21-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. Discover how to enter more fully into the flow of Divine love.




Please read, and then follow these steps:

  •  Make a $20 registration payment on our secure payment platform
  •  The online payment system generates a transaction receipt email
  •  1 to 3 days after payment, you'll receive a personal welcome email
  •  Open the welcome email and click on the link to begin your retreat

If you do not see the welcome email within one to three days, please email Colette. Payments and communications done Monday-Friday during business hours generally receive the quickest response from Mercy Center staff.


Registration: $20


Included in this online retreat:


Prayers and Practices to invoke the healing presence of compassion and God's tender love and mercy


Visio Divina to engage in the sacred practice of praying with images and

Taize chants to meditate with sacred music


Personal vignettes to inspire you to discover the many possibilities present in daily life for experiencing as well as sharing comfort and joy


Journaling prompts to explore and expand your relationship to and embodiment of comfort and joy


Breath Awareness practices to deepen your contemplative practice


Five guided meditations by Colette




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



PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR TRANSACTION ONLY ONCE. Submitting more than once results in a duplicate transaction. If you do not see a completion message or receive a confirmation email, contact us. We will send you a copy of the transaction confirmation.

Please read all of the following information:

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA, Canada and UK
  •  Registration fee for this retreat is nonrefundable
  •  An account is optional—credit card data is not stored





Registration for this low-cost retreat is nonrefundable.