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YA Group

Do you...

have an established and active prayer life, yet desire a deeper faith life and more intimate relationship with God, self, & others?

Are you...

looking to encounter God a more contemplative and personal way, and become more aware of God's intimate presence in all aspects of creation and your everyday life?

Would you...

like to grow in the interior freedom necessary to spiritually discern and more generously respond to God's loving invitation to use your unique gifts to co-create a more just, peaceful, and loving world?

Through various meditations, contemplations, and prayer practices compiled by St. Ignatius of Loyola, this 32-week transformative journey in everyday life draws us into a profound encounter with God, leading to a more intimate relationship with God and generous service of others.

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Available in Two Formats

Group Format

  • Daily personal prayer & reflection (45-60 minutes)

  • Weekly group meetings

      (optional meeting times: Tuesday mornings or evenings)

  • Twice-monthly meetings with spiritual director

  • Mid-September through Mid-May

One-On-One Format

  • Daily personal prayer & reflection (45-60 minutes)

  • Weekly meetings with spiritual director

  • Available anytime throughout the year

Please contact us regarding the cost of each format. Scholarships are available.

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Emmaus House

SEEL Retreat


Interested? Have Questions? Take the Next Step...

Making the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life retreat is a significant commitment of time and energy. We invite you to prayerfully discern your desire to make this retreat at this time in your life, and please let us know if we can be of support to you in your discernment.

If you sense an invitation to make this retreat, and would like to further explore your options for beginning this transformative eight-month journey, please contact Co-Director, Kevin O'Donnell, at or 515-282-4839.


We look forward to having you join us for this year's SEEL retreat!

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