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A Journey to Emmaus

A Journey to Emmaus

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A Thirty Day Retreat designed with Catholics in mind,but certainly appropriate for any believer. It takes just 15 minutes a day. At the end of the retreat you will be a changed, more Christ centered person.
A Thirty Day Retreat designed with Catholics in mind,but certainly appropriate for any believer. It takes just 15 minutes a day. At the end of the retreat you will be a changed, more Christ centered person.

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A Journey to Emmaus - A 15 Minute a Day RetreatA Journey to Emmaus - A 15 Minute a Day Retreat - Michael J. Spoula Page 1
A JOURNEY TO EMMAUS – A 15 MINUTE A DAY RETREAT 
 
A Journey to Emmaus - A 15 Minute a Day RetreatA Journey to Emmaus - A 15 Minute a Day Retreat - Michael J. Spoula Page 2
Dedication:These pages are dedicated to my wife Mary who alwaysinspires me with her courage and fortitude. I thank her for her great love and her kindness towards me.I also dedicate this work to all those who Ask for the Word of God tells us that they shall receive To those who seek, for the Word of God tells us that they will find, and to those whoknock for God will answer their call.
© 2008 Michael J. Spoula
 
A Journey to Emmaus - A 15 Minute a Day RetreatA Journey to Emmaus - A 15 Minute a Day Retreat - Michael J. Spoula Page 3
Day Zero - A Day of Preparation (Read this the night before retreat begins)
A friend asked me what qualified me to write this retreat. I told him that I am qualified because I have a soul. I told him I was qualified because I am a busy person and do not pray as much as I should. I am qualified because I am just like you, hungry for spirituality but caught up in the work of the world. I dedicate this work to my wife Mary,a spiritual person in her own right.We live in a busy world. Our lives are filled with schedules, things left undone and theguilt that accompanies it. We rush here and there and do this and that and while we maytake excellent care of our body, our souls languish for want of care. What follows is athirty-day retreat, but don’t panic, it takes but fifteen minutes per day and everything youneed is in this book. You need no Bible; the passages to reflect upon are written here.You need no prayer book, besides the prayers you carry in your heart; the suggested prayers are in this book. All you need to do is to take fifteen minutes a day for the nextthirty days and you will become closer to Jesus. Take the fifteen minutes a day suggestedhere and you will start to become the man or woman of peace you want to be. Invest thisfifteen minutes a day and you will begin to acquire a fresh spiritual way of thinking.Things you have to do before the retreat starts:1. Reserve the last fifteen or twenty minutes before bed to do this retreat.2. Fifteen minutes before going to bed tonight, turn off the television, radio andstereo. Put the newspaper down and just relax. Breathe in deeply, hold your  breath for a count of three and let it out slowly. As you do this, think or better yetsay the name “JESUS” softly as you exhale. Do this several times until the

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