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...

June 22, 2017

Do you desire to know God? Not just know about God, but know God?  Many of us sense that something is missing in life—that we want more out of our faith.  We might work hard— participating in bible studies and faith formation groups, volunteering constantly, giving gen...

May 25, 2017

Emmaus House is excited to offer an opportunity for continued growth and fellowship for spiritual directors on Friday evening, July 14, 2017, 

10 Essential Things You Might Not Have BeenTaught in Spiritual Direction Training!

During this relaxed and interactive...

February 1, 2017

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Bishop Maurice Dingman, founder of Emmaus House Spirituality Center. Bishop Dingman, known for promoting a peaceful world and a just society, was a champion of rural issues and ecumenism,and was also passionate about off...

January 9, 2017

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a silent, directed retreat? I’m glad that you asked that!

Emmaus House is offering an opportunity for you to step back, to “retreat”, from the busyness and clamor of everyday life to spend intentional time deepening your relat...

January 5, 2017

Journal Painting and Reflection on "Living Like Francis Today" 

Saturday, February 25th

Come out of the cold and somber winter landscape and into a day of reflection, beautiful watercolors and fun! Emmaus House Spirituality Center is sponsoring a one day arts retreat bas...

January 3, 2017

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.He is the one of whom I said, 'A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.'

WOW! John, who has spent his adult life prepa...

November 18, 2016

Advent Morning of Reflection

The beauty and power of Advent often gets lost amid the busyness of preparing for Christmas, distracting us from the purpose of this holy preparatory season of looking forward and waiting for something greater. Join us at Emmaus House on Sat...

November 9, 2016

I received an unexpected gift today, and in that gift I was reminded of something precious. This gift, on this first post-election day, came in the form of Pope Francis’ 2013 letter, Joy of the Gospel,paragraph 275.  Here Francis solidly proclaims that,“Christ, risen a...

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