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Sister Regina Murray and Sister Rita Rauschendorfer established Emmaus House in 2008 as a Catholic Benedictine House of Hospitality to meet the needs of a few small parishes in northeastern Montana and it quickly developed into a Spirituality Center to meet the growing spiritual needs of the area. The dynamic essence of Emmaus House has encouraged the rapid growth of their circle of ministry to cover a broadening region. This not only includes a wide range of towns and parishes across Montana and western North Dakota, but men and women throughout the United States. Their focus on the Rule of Saint Benedict has been their guiding principle influencing the many lives they have touched.


Vision Of Hope

Emmaus House has established a scholarship fund for Vision of Hope. The scholarship is open to young adults in the Richland County area who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

These young adults have little resources available to them especially after they graduate from high school. 

These scholarships intend to assist individuals with autism in becoming happy and confident members of society. 

We are inviting individuals and corporations to contribute to this fund to help us provide annual scholarships. 

Prayer Group


Oblates are women and men, Catholic and Protestant, who are spiritually united with the Sisters of Emmaus House. They follow the Rule of St. Benedict as it applies to their daily lives and vocation. 

The Rule encourages values of prayer, simplicity of life, reverence for material goods, mutual respect, hospitality, stability, a listening heart, and reflection on scripture. 

The Sisters and Oblates of Emmaus House are open to mentoring you on your journey to God to see if being an Oblate is the right fit. 

If you feel called to follow Christ in this way, we say to you "Come and see".

Vision of Hope

The Journey

The Journey is a period of time where can get to know Jesus better through prayer and meditation. 

It is for individuals who wish to deepen their relationship with God, experiencing God in a more personal way and living out His love in the world. 

This meaningful program consists of daily prayer, weekly spiritual direction, and opportunities for group learning and sharing. 

The men and women, Catholic and Protestant, who have participated in this Journey say it has been life changing. 

The Journey begins in the Fall and goes through Easter.


Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is a one-on-one conversation. This experience will provide you with a listening ear and spiritual guidance as you live with the stresses and challenges of daily living. 

The intention is that you will have an experience of deeper inner peace and calm. 

It is also an opportunity for individuals who are feeling called to a deeper relationship with God. 

The Journey
Spiritual Direction

Every Spring Emmaus House offers a weekend retreat for women which is held at Badland Ministries in Medora, ND.  The retreat is designed to bring women together for spiritual growth, personal reflection, and fellowship.

Women's Retreat
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These studies are held in the Fall and Spring of each year lasting 8-10 weeks. The studies give participants a deeper, richer understanding and love for God as the scriptures are opend up.

Scripture Studies
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We assist individuals through the 8 week Grief Recovery Method process. The grief process will help there to be some heaing around the losses in one's life.

Grief Recovery
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