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Emmaus 2021

"Hidden Blessings" - Finding the Light


Friday, October 8, 7:00pm - Saturday, October 9, 8:30pm

Emmaus 2021

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

EMMAUS 2021 is the twenty-second 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 has recently retired from 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".

This year's speakers:

Linda Catanzaro, a retired social worker, is a Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Diocese of Cleveland, serving on the Diocesan Prison Ministry Advisory Committee. She has been active in jail and prison ministry for the past twenty years. Linda helped to establish and coordinate the Ignatian Spirituality Program (ISP) in Cleveland, offering spiritual retreats for men and women in transition from addiction and homelessness.

Chris Knestrick (he/him) a graduate of the McCormick Theological Seminary, is the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. He has over 10 years of experience working in homelessness in Cleveland and he has also directed advocacy efforts in the international and local community. Chris is committed to community organizing, undoing oppressions, and promoting nonviolence that centers the voices of those most impacted by public policy.

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

The cost of $100 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.



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