Mercy Center



Finding our Way to Compassion,
Comfort and Joy

A 14-Day Online Retreat with
Spiritual Director Colette Lafia

May 11 – May 24, 2020


Registration is now closed

"May God's love wrap and enfold you, embrace you and guide you, and bring you comfort." Julian of Norwich, 12th-century mystic

Comfort and compassion are powerful ways to root ourselves more deeply in the presence and power of Divine love. During this time of pandemic, we need comfort and the gift of joy that Easter offers. Through the channels of comfort, we touch the presence of the Spirit within us and around us, and discover God's great joy.

Broken and Whole: Finding our Way to Compassion, Comfort and Joy is a 14-day spiritual journey that will fill you with tenderhearted compassion, reassurance, encouragement, mercy and the healing presence of love. Please note that reflections and prayers will be sent every other day, which will allow for a slower pace, and let you engage with ease.

How the Retreat Works

During the 14 days of the online retreat, you will receive an email every other day. Each email will include reflections, prayers, and practices centered on compassion, comfort, and joy, as well as an invitation for sharing. The retreat is designed to be both simple and deep, and you may spend 20 minutes or more on each reflection. Any level of engagement will offer you benefits and gifts.

If you have any questions, please contact Colette directly at  



Included in this online retreat:

Reflections to inspire you to connect with the many possibilities present in daily life for experiencing comfort

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

Daily breath awareness practices

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

Guided meditations by Colette for grounding, calming, and instilling hope

The Invitation for contemplative sharing and being in community




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.

Colette blogs about it at:

Colette Lafia



Registration for this online retreat is now closed.