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Diocesan Retreat Centers and Spiritual Directors

Emmaus House

Dear Emmaus Community,

In adhering to national, state, city, and diocesan recommendations regarding COVID-19, and in our deep care and concern for the well-being of all, Emmaus House will not have Mass or Centering Prayer until further notice. We will be sure to keep you updated with any subsequent changes to our services and upcoming events. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

In the coming days and weeks, we will be in touch with individuals and groups that have registered for various upcoming retreats and events. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Even as we engage in "social distancing," let us join together in spirit, holding each other in prayer, and experiencing within us the deep, eternal communion we share with our entire human family in God.

Wishing you, as well as your family & friends, continued hope and peace in God's love and care,

Emmaus House Staff & Board

Emmaus House Spirituality Virtual Offering Centering Prayer Group

You are invited to join us every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm. No prior experience with Centering Prayer is necessary and you do not need a copy of the book.

First Half Hour: Centering Prayer and time for intentions, both personal and for those most affected in our world during this pandemic.

Second Half Hour: Excerpt from Thomas Keating’s Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation, and opportunity for group reflection and sharing will follow.

Please join us for this sacred time of stillness and silence as we open to receive more deeply God’s presence within us.

If interested in attending, please RSVP at www.theemmaus house.org/upcoming –events

so we can email you the link to the online gathering. 

Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference


SAVE THE DATE! September 26 & 27, 2020    Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines


Hear world class speakers, celebrate Mass among thousands, fill your spirit with music, attend reconciliation, visit Jesus in adoration and feel your soul rejoice.


To learn more, contact our parish "Go To" folks: Heidi Ackerman, 641-203-5322 / heidimdittmer@gmail.com or

Dona Cowman, 515-383-4482 | racefans@iowatelecom.net 

No events until further notice.

Creighton University Retreat Center

Griswold, Iowa         Website

Private/Individual Retreats

- Directed 8-day and 30-day Retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and offered throughout the year in hopes of meeting individual schedules.


- Private retreats of any duration with Spiritual Direction are available by request. 

To register or request more information for any of our scheduled retreats, please call or email:

Phone:  712-778-2466      Email:  curc@netins.net