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Exploring our Cannonball Moments: Version 2.0

In Version 1.0 of our exploring, witnesses from around the world shared experiences that changed the course of their lives, in the way St. Ignatius’ experienced his conversion of life when a cannonball shattered not only his leg, but the life he had planned for himself. The experiences our Version 1.0 witnesses shared were much more ‘positive’ than ‘negative’ in that their awakening came through new learnings and inner understandings, rather than by trying and troubling circumstances, like Ignatius’ physical injury.


In our Version 2.0 exploration, we will reflect on how even our painful and difficult experiences have led us to greater experiences of grace, wisdom, blessing, and conversion. Participation in the Version 1.0 session is not a prerequisite for this 2.0 session; all are welcome.

Date: Saturday, October 1 , 2022

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Attend In-person or Virtually

Presenter:  Fr. Dan Krettek

Retreatants attending virtually are encouraged to create a quiet, sacred space in their homes for this retreat. Also, retreatants are invited to have their journals available for times of reflection.

Pre-registration is required and non-refundable for this event. Simply click the "Pay Now" button, and follow the steps to register online and reserve your seat. A third-party company handles our registrations so that we don't overbook events.  If registering online poses an obstacle to you, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.  Thank you!


About Fr. Dan Krettek

Fr. Dan Krettek is a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Des Moines. He attended seminary at the North American College in Rome prior to his ordination in 1978. He has done advanced studies in theology, canon law, and spirituality, with certification in spiritual direction and retreat direction. He completed the School for Charismatic Spiritual Directors at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery, and has been trained to present the Introductory Workshop in Centering Prayer by the Contemplative Outreach organization.


He has served in parish ministry, individual and group spiritual direction, ministry to the divorced and separated, hospital chaplaincy, and high school campus ministry. He was co-director at the Emmaus House for 25 years, doing spiritual direction, retreats, and other spiritual renewal programs.


Register for this Retreat

Emmaus House relies upon the revenue from events, such as this retreat, to help sustain its ministry. The registration cost for this event is $40. To reserve your seat, please click the button below to register. 

If you are unable to afford the $40 registration cost at this time, we still want you to join us! Scholarships are available. Please contact us for additional information.

If you would like to partner with Emmaus House in its commitment to offer its services & events to those unable to afford the cost, we invite you to make a donation to our ongoing ministry & operations fund. We deeply appreciate your generosity!

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