Event Details

Embracing Comfort, Embodying Joy

August 11, 2023 3:00 pm
Colette Lafia, Presenter
Michelle Walsh, Presenter

Women’s Weekend Retreat

Check-in start at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
7:00 pm – Dinner.
8:00 pm – First Session.
The retreat concludes with lunch on Sunday.

Cancellation policy
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.

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About the Event

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

During this weekend women’s retreat you’ll have the opportunity and warm support to:
· discover how comfort can be a source of self-care
· tap into the living presence of joy within and around you
· take time to rest and refresh yourself
· reflect on your life and reconnect with your deepest desires

Join us for San Damiano’s annual women’s retreat led by award-winning author and spiritual director Colette Lafia. It will be a time for reflection, prayer, creativity, self-care, and the joy of being in community with other women. Participants will receive a copy of Colette’s book, Comfort and Joy, named as a book of the year by “Spirituality and Practice,” in the category of spiritual nurturing.

Check-in start at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
7:00 pm – Dinner.
8:00 pm – First Session.
The retreat concludes with lunch on Sunday.

Cost included meals and everything for the weekend: $330 for private room; $320 for shared room per person; $230 Commuter(no bedroom).

About the Presenter(s)

Colette Lafia

Colette Lafia is a San Francisco-based writer, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She is the author of “The Divine Heart (May 2021), Seeking Surrender, and Comfort and Joy.” She has a passion for helping people connect more deeply with the presence of the sacred in daily life. Colette designs and facilitates retreats for an international audience, and has an active practice as a spiritual director. To learn more visit: https://colettelafia.com/

Michelle Walsh

Michelle Walsh is an educator, speaker and visionary behind My Village Well. Michelle’s innate use of vulnerability, a disarming sense of humor, and her contagious zest for life, have created a safe haven where others are able to recognize and own their Divine gifts. Using her five daughters as inspiration, Michelle develops Workshop and Retreat curriculum around topics such as: courage, positive body image, and creating healthy boundaries.Michelle is a Community Builder and Empowerment Coach, who hosts both online and in person offerings to meet individuals where they are, while intentionally supporting them to move forward with a renewed sense of fulfillment. Website: www.myvillagewell.com