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host a workshop

How to host a workshop for your parish or group.

If you are looking for a richer prayer experience for your faith community, Prayer of the Heart Retreat, Breathing in God Workshop and Let’s Be Still group meditation series, can provide a fresh way to encounter the mystery of God. These programs are ideal for the parish, ministry groups, young adult groups, faculty/staff and conventions for the broader Church community.


The prayer experiences that are provided in each program reflects Catholic teaching on prayer and meditation, help deepen understanding of the liturgical seasons and related scriptural texts and encourage reflection for one’s own faith journey.


Ellie Ragonese is available to lead retreats in Southern California, specifically in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, and the Coachella Valley.

To learn more about hosting a workshop, please follow these three steps:

Step 1:

Request an information packet by filling out this form.

Thank you! We've received your request.

Step 2:

Receive a phone call.

Once you fill out and submit the above form, Ellie Ragonese will call you to introduce herself. If you are able to provide her with an address, she will either bring or mail an information packet to you within a day or two.

The packet includes: 

  • a catalogue

  • specifics on each retreat such as outlines, schedules, and materials

  • resume and references

  • further instructions on how to host a successful workshop

Step 3:

Schedule a consultation.

After you've had some time to review the packet, Ellie will contact you again to schedule a brief consultation to answer any questions and clarify details.

Ellie is able to customize the workshop based on what the host thinks is best for their group or parish and would love to work with you to provide an unforgettable and lasting prayer experience.

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