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mmaus House Ministry is a quiet place of prayer
located near downtown Des Moines
that offers to people of all faiths...

Drawing of Emmaus House


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"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while" (Mark 6: 31). You are invited to come to Emmaus, an oasis of prayer and quiet in the midst of the busyness of modern life.  Find within the stillness of the house, an opportunity to reflect upon your relationship with God, self and others.  Join with the community to celebrate the Lord's healing love in the Eucharist.

Vision & Mission

The vision and mission of Emmaus House comes from the story of the disciples' encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke. Jesus meets the disciples in the midst of their personal journey. "Then they said to each other, were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?" (Luke 24: 32)



The spiritual ministries of Emmaus House are offered by Father Dan Krettek, a priest of the Diocese of Des Moines and Cindy Shaw. If  you would like more information, or would like to schedule a directed retreat, a day of prayer, or spiritual direction, please contact them at (515) 282-4839 or email us at emmaus_house@yahoo.com

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