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Emmaus 2019

Our Travels with Christ: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Friday, October 4, 7:00pm - Saturday, October 5, 8:30pm

Emmaus 2019

A retreat for LGBTQ Christians and for family and friends of LGBTQ Christians.

EMMAUS: 2019 is the TWENTIETH annual retreat for LGBTQ Christians at Jesuit Retreat Center.

LUKE 24: 13-35 tells us that two of Jesus’ disciples met Him on the road to the village of Emmaus. The encounter renewed their hopes and sense of mission. LGBTQ Christians continue to meet Jesus as they journey to the Kingdom. The Emmaus retreat is a time to encounter Christ and to share the journey together.

Come and meet other LGBTQ men and women, supportive and knowledgeable religious and parents of gay children. Mingle with a friendly group in a structured and non-structured setting knowing that your privacy is important. Feel comfortable to celebrate and share your journey and outlook or listen to others in a fun, reflective and prayerful atmosphere.

Retreat begins Friday evening with dinner at 7:00 and ends 8:30 on Saturday evening. The cost of $95 includes a private, single room and four meals.

The Emmaus retreat will be facilitated by Sister Marian Durkin, C.S.A. and a planning team.

Marian Durkin, C.S.A., one of the founders of the Emmaus Retreat, is a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and is on the Leadership Team of her Congregation.

The keynote speaker this year will be Fr. Steve Krupa, S.J.

Fr. Steve Krupa, S.J. was born and raised in Detroit and has lived in Cambridge, MA, Cleveland, Berkeley, and Chicago. He entered the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus) at age 27 and has been a Jesuit for almost 42 years. He is a priest, university professor, and spiritual director.

Why Make the Emmaus Retreat?

Comments from former participants…

"…it was especially what I needed to hear based on what I’m going through personally”.

"it was helpful in reducing the anger I have felt toward the Church".

"truly felt God's intimate presence".

Scholarships are available. Contact Sr. Marian Durkin at 330-659-5112 or smd@srsofcharity.org


Sr. Marian Durkin, CSA

Fr. Steve Krupa, SJ