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Four-Week Guided Retreat:

Inner Peace in Darkness and Light

“By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)


In our lives, we may experience various forms of inner darkness, yet, we are not alone in the dark. God is with us. During this four-week guided retreat, we are invited to receive the tender love of God as we “enter progressively into the mysteries of love, mercy, healing, and freedom…The purpose of this retreat is to help [us] to move forward in life with greater depth” (Michael Hansen, SJ). 


This retreat, "Inner Peace in Darkness and Light," from The First Spiritual Exercises by Michael Hansen, SJ, is adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Throughout this four-week retreat, retreatants are invited to pray daily for approximately 30-45 minutes, and then gather weekly as a group for a time of sacred listening and spiritual conversation.

Group Meetings

Meeting Dates:  Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 21, & Mar. 28

Meeting Time:  9:30 to 11:00 A.M.

Location:  Emmaus House

Facilitator: Kevin O'Donnell

Retreat Cost: $35.00

Book Cost: The cost of the book is not included in the registration fee. Prior to the first meeting, please purchase a copy of the book. Emmaus House will have a limited number of copies of this book available. If you would like to purchase the book through Emmaus House, please let us know prior to the retreat. Thank you. Below is a link to the book on the publisher's website. 

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!

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 retreat is $35. To reserve your seat, please click the button below to register. 

If you are unable to afford the $35 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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