Prayer of the Heart
a retreat series that coincides with each liturgical season
Prayer of the Heart is an experiential workshop and retreat on prayer and Christian meditation. Within the series, there is one workshop for each liturgical season - Lent, Ordinary Time, Advent, and Easter. Each workshop incorporates meditation on the scriptural texts of their respective Mysteries of the Rosary and an introduction to the ancient practice of the Jesus Prayer.
Retreatants will have the opportunity to reflect on scripture, experience guided visualization and meditation, listen to centering music, journal, and share with a small group or partner.
The retreat can be presented at the larger parish level, smaller ministry groups, young adult groups, or for faculty/staff enrichment.
an experience for each season
a light in the dark
a person for others
Say yes to god
awake in the glory
"A Light in the Dark" - Lent
the Sorrowful Mysteries
Forgiveness & reconciliation, brokenness and healing, faith & trust in God.
"A Person for Others" - Ordinary Time
the Luminous Mysteries
Discipleship, community, and discerning God's call to serve, the fruits of meditation.
"Say Yes to God" - Advent and Christmas
the Joyful Mysteries
growing in intimacy with God; living as a vessel of God's love; saying "yes" to building up the Kingdom of God
"Awake in the Glory" - Easter
the Glorious Mysteries
Resurrection and new creation
in Christ, faith, gifts of the
"I was so moved by the retreat I am now attending a twice monthly meditation group in our parish started by Ellie. She is a wonderful teacher and is guiding us all into a closer relationship with God."
- Gloriann, Parishioner, Our Lady of Lourdes - Tujunga
who should attend
Music is a beautiful way to create a prayerful setting for meditation and opens the heart to God’s loving presence.
Through the years, the Lord has inspired me to compose songs as an expression of my love for Him. I share these songs during meditations, retreats, and workshops, in the hope that my music can serve as a catalyst to help others experience the depth of God’s love through prayer and meditation.
Although I have defined logistics for each program that I offer, please keep in mind that I am dedicated to working with you to develop a Christian meditation program that is best suited for your community. I am happy to discuss with you how we can customize a program to fit your needs. My priority is simply to help you share the gift of Christian meditation with your community.
Questions for me? Please feel free to reach out at any time.