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Emmaus 2020

A Time for Healing: Ourselves and the World


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Friday, October 9, 6:00pm - Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:30pm

Emmaus 2020

A Retreat For LGBTQ Christians and For Family & Friends of LGBTQ Christians.

EMMAUS 2020 is the twenty-first 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. Join 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.

The Emmaus retreat will be facilitated by Sister Marian Durkin, C.S.A. and a planning team. There will be a panel with a layperson and ministers speaking about experiences of healing.

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.

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".

The retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:00 and ends 8:30 on Saturday evening.

Social distance and masks are required for this retreat.

The cost of $95 includes a private, single room and four meals.

Scholarships are available. Contact Sr. Marian Durkin at 216-228-2885 or text her at 216-246-0285.


Sr. Marian Durkin, CSA



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