Fifth Annual Ignatian Retreat: Pray with Music

We are very blessed to have Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ, a gifted composer, musician, and spiritual director as this year's presenter. During this 4-session virtual retreat, Fr. Dufford will share his beautifully composed music with us and invite us into contemplative experiences of imaginative prayer, encountering God in new and intimate ways! We hope you will join us for this wonderful opportunity to deepen your relationship with God and refresh your spirit!

Pray with Music

Using his instrumental music specifically composed to support Ignatian contemplation, our presenter, Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ, will invite us to experience a dimension of meaning and feeling in our imaginative prayer which words alone cannot give.

About Our Presenter

Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ is an internationally known musician (St. Louis Jesuits) and composer of liturgical music. He provides spiritual direction and has preached many retreats and parish missions. Fr. Dufford lives at the Creighton Retreat Center in Griswold, IA

Dates & Times of Sessions:

Session #1:  Monday, July 13th  |   7:00 to 8:30 P.M. 

Session #2:  Tuesday, July 14th   |   7:00 to 8:30 P.M. 

Session #3:  Thursday, July 16th  |   7:00 to 8:30 P.M. 

Session #4:  Saturday, July 18th  |   9:00 to 11:00 A.M.

*Please Note: Even if you are unable to attend all sessions at the scheduled times, we hope you will still join us. All sessions will be recorded and available immediately following the live sessions for those who are registered. 

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!

Cost of Retreat:

Emmaus House relies upon the revenue from programming, especially events such as this annual Ignatian Retreat, to help sustain its ministry. The suggested offering for this event is $50. To reserve your seat, please click the "Pay Now" button below.







If you are unable to afford the $50 registration cost at this time, we still want you to join us. Full and partial scholarships are available. Please contact us to inquire.


If you would like to support 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. Thank you for your generosity!




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