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Emmaus House


Please join us for Mass every Tuesday & Thursday at noon. 


We have resumed in-person spiritual direction at our new facility. Please contact us to inquire or schedule an appointment. Spiritual direction will remain available via Zoom or phone as well for those preferring to meet virtually.


Are you looking for a quiet space to spend time in prayer and reflection? Please contact us to reserve use of our new day-retreat rooms. Reservations available beginning October 1st.


Emmaus House Website


Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL)

Do you...have an established and active prayer life, yet desire a deeper faith life and more intimate relationship with God, self, & others?

Are you...looking to encounter God in a more contemplative and personal way, and become more aware of God's intimate presence in all aspects of creation and your everyday life?

Would you...like to grow in interior freedom as you spiritually discern and generously respond to God's loving invitation to use your unique gifts to co-create a more just, peaceful, and loving world?

Making the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) requires a significant commitment of time and energy. 

We invite you to prayerfully discern your desire to make this retreat at this time in your life, 

and please let us know if we can be of support to you in your discernment. 

If you sense that God is inviting you to make the SEEL and you would like to further explore your options

 for beginning this transformative eight-month journey, 

please contact Co-Director, Kevin O'Donnell, at kevin@theemmaushouse.org.

Click here for more information.


Please Note: We continue to monitor the ongoing pandemic. Although not required, the CDC and diocesan recommendations 

are to wear masks to in-person gatherings. We will do our best to social distance as well. 

As these recommendations change, we will keep you up to date.

Civilize It Iowa
Do you want to help heal the divisions we see in our country? If so, check out Civilize It Iowa, a diocesan campaign that is inviting all of us to pray, fast, and give alms for the sake of charity in your own hearts, and in our country. To check out this simple invitation to pursue holiness in our own lives, and charity in our country, visit civilizeitiowa.com .