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Led by Colette Lafia


Friday, September 14, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm


$35 registration

Please bring a bag lunch from home

“Every object, every being is a jar full of delight.” Rumi

Delight—what a beautiful word! It's so uplifting. It inspires a desire within us to answer the question: How am I living a life of Delight?

During difficult times—in the world and within our personal lives—we often feel cut off from delight. Yet, it's important that we restore a sense of balance in ourselves by bringing more joy, creativity, and delight into our daily lives.

This day of prayer will be a time to delight in our relationship with the Divine, with Creation, with one another, and with ourselves through the creative arts.

As we explore the theme of delight, we will engage in art journaling, simple storytelling, and praying with movement and song.


We will prayerfully play with these questions:

How do we awaken to delight?


How do we allow God to delight in us, and live the psalm, "The Lord takes delight in his people."


How do we recognize the sacredness of taking delight in the many gifts of the day, no matter what else may be going on?

Let us feel how God takes delight in us and we take delight in God in all things! No previous art experience is necessary. Just a desire to fill your body and soul with Divine delight. This is a great workshop for spiritual directors, who want to access the creative arts in their current practice. We all need more delight in our lives, and the joy and love it brings into the world! Come join us.



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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