Welcome. Life is a sacred journey, but it doesn’t always feel that way. We can easily get lost in our daily demands and become disconnected from our spirit and source of inspiration. If you’re longing to connect more deeply with your Sacred self, and the Love that is at the core of your being, you’re in the right place. My work is about sharing the journey together, so that we can see the Divine nature shining through all of life, even in the difficult and ordinary moments.

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Interview with Jonathan Montaldo

Interview with Jonathan Montaldo, November 2015 facilitated by Colette Lafia I had the great joy of meeting Jonathan Montaldo twelve years ago at the Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, California, when he led a retreat based on the teachings of Thomas Merton. Over the years we have shared a friendship, and I’m grateful that our […]

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Give Thanks: Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom. Give Thanks It’s been a crazy couple of days at the elementary school where I work as the part-time librarian. Children have such a keen sense of knowing when things are changing, like animals tracking scent and sound. It’s quite special to be around them—even when they test your patience! This Thanksgiving season, as I walked […]

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Thank You: Day 21

As we arrive at the final day of this blog series: 21 Days of Gratitude: Awakening the Heart, I want to express my gratitude to you for sharing this journey with me. Thank you! I hope and pray that this series on gratitude has touched you in some way, and that your heart has awakened. I invite you […]

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Every Moment is a Given Moment: Day 20

Appreciating The Gift of Life: Day 20. –21 Days of Gratitude: Awakening the Heart. My husband called me earlier today to share the sad news that a colleague’s husband died suddenly last night. When something like this happens to people we know, we share in their sadness, and we also wake up. We become a little more […]

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Advent Retreat Day: Joyful Surrender
Friday, December 11, 2015
10:00 – 3:00 PM

This is a day to enter more deeply into the Advent season through guided meditations, creative expression, and contemplative listening and sharing.

Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010