Spiritual Direction


Spiritual direction is a ministry that helps a person in his or her efforts towards becoming "a human being fully alive". In our busy lives it is often difficult to hear the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual direction can help us to be more attentive and responsive to the promptings of the Spirit.


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The Emmaus House offers a wide variety of retreats. We offer retreats for both individuals and groups.  Emmaus House has all you need to have a great retreat exprerience. 


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Spiritual Renewal Opportunites


In addition to the opporunities to participate in the Eucharistic celebration in a small, intimate setting every Tuesday and Friday at noon, Emmaus House offers a variety of opportunities for spiritual renewal and growth! 


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Parish Outreach


We encourage parish groups of 6-12 to come for a day, part of a day, or for an evening of prayer and reflection.


The Emmaus House staff is available to facilitate larger group retreats or a Day of Reflection within the parish for RCIA, CHRP, CEW, Catechists, Parish Councils, Parish and/or Pastoral Staffs, Youth, Campus and Young Adult Ministry, Theology on Tap, Women’s groups and Adult Faith Formation.


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1521 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314