Discernment In a 24/7 Life

June 26, 2018

Emmaus House Spirituality Center

Third Annual Ignatian Retreat Day


Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9am to 3 pm, St. Mary Nazareth Parish, Des Moines



How do I know what God wants for me? What shall I do?!? 


We have all asked this or a similar question at some point in our faith journey! Discerning the will of God is not always easy, but St. Ignatius of Loyola offers us opportunities to grow in the ability to discern by paying attention to some of the "prerequisites" of becoming a discerning person: contemplation, consumption and commitment!


Also,Moral Character and Moral Discernment


The great religious and wisdom traditions of the world encourage us to develop virtuous character traits and promote spiritual practices as means of becoming virtuous. This talk presents the foundational concepts of character, virtue, and vice, suggests how spiritual directors assess the virtues and vices of directees, and explains how practices and principles in the Catholic tradition of spiritual direction can aid directors and directees in intentional character change.


Come join us for this exceptional retreat opportunity with our directors, Dr. Damian Zynda and Dr Robert Muhlnickel.


To Register and for MORE INFORMATION: Upcoming Events page at  ttps://www.theemmaushouse.org/upcoming-events or call Cindy at 515-282-4839.


Damian Zynda holds a ThD from the Toronto School of Theology in Systematic Theology and Christian Spirituality. She is the Director of Ignatian Identity at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY and teaches in the Christian Spirituality and Master of Ministry Programs at Creighton University. Damian is the author of Archbishop Oscar Romero: A Disciple Who Revealed the Glory of God. 


Robert L. Muhlnickel, Ph. D. is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of the Honors Institute at Monroe community College, Rochester, N.Y. He is a veteran spiritual direction and has taught Ministerial Ethics and Introduction to Counseling Skills for Creighton University in the Master of Arts in Ministry and Christian Spirituality programs.


Special Thanks to Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa, St. Joseph Ed Center, Knights of Columbus:Ss John and Paul and St. Mary Nazareth Parishes, and several anonymous donors who have contributed to make this “discernment” opportunity possible!



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