June 26, 2018

Emmaus House Spirituality Center

Third Annual Ignatian Retreat Day

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9am to 3 pm, St. Mary Nazareth Parish, Des Moines

How do I know what God wants for me? What shall I do?!? 

We have all asked this or a similar question at some point in our fai...

June 22, 2018

Emmaus House Spirituality Center

invites you to join in expressing our appreciation



As she prepares for her next adventure!

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018 4:00—7:00 PM
With a special tribute at 6:30 PM


4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines,...

January 9, 2018

You might be interested in an upcoming Faith Journey series offered by our friends at Center for Social Ministry in Des Moines: Exploring Migration 

JustFaith Ministries’ new 8-week module – Exploring Migration: A Faith Journey - offers participants the opportunity to l...

October 7, 2017

Mulier Fortis? Know what it means? 

Join us this Sunday afternoon, October 8th, as we celebrate the life and ministry of Sr. Mary Dingman, SSSF, Mulier Fortis.

The 3:30 service, held in the chapel of Bishop Drumm Retirement Home, (see directions in flyer below) will inc...

September 26, 2017

Retreat In Everyday Life,The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, begins today!  Fifteen great folks begin their Thirty-Two Week Retreat Journey of prayer, discovery and desire. We appreciate your prayers and support for all involved!

September 25, 2017

Emmaus House is celebrating the life and ministry of Sr. Mary Dingman, SSSF, long time director for Emmaus House, with a memorial service on Sunday, October 8th at 3:30 pm at Bishop Drumm Chapel. (See flyer below)  Please forward and/or pass this information along to o...

September 22, 2017

Bloom Where You Are Planted*

Second Installment

I continue to meet new people. I’ve been given wonderful opportunities to take part in and jump on these opportunities to help fill my hunger for God. I have grown spiritually so much in the last three years—it even surpris...

September 20, 2017

Bloom Where You are Planted

First Installment

I have a friend named Betty who is a resident at Bishop Drum Retirement Home in Johnston, IA. Betty is a beautiful woman who struggles daily with the ravages of MS (multiple sclerosis) and is bodily confined to her wheelchair...

September 1, 2017

Years ago a friend shared with me how she had been struggling with not being able to experience God's presence in her life. Nothing, not mass/church services, private prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, nothing seemed to"work" as far as having any sense or experience of God...

August 28, 2017

This morning as I lay in bed, bemoaning that this was Monday, and not a Saturday or Sunday—an ordinary “work” day that didn’t hold the promise of extra rest or enjoyment, I was suddenly struck by a thought—actually a brief second as though a curtain was pulled back and...

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