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Emmaus 2022

Celebrating Who We Are: A Retreat For LGBTQ Christians and For Family & Friends of LGBTQ Christians.

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Friday, October 7, 7:00pm - Saturday, October 8, 2022 8:30pm

Emmaus 2022

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

EMMAUS 2022 is the twenty-third 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…

"I am thankful and grateful for being able to experience the Emmaus retreat and I hope to visit again".

"Strong community feelings and bonds”

"The prayer times were beautiful and brought me closer to God..."

We are so happy to have as our special guest this year Fr. Steve Krupa, SJ, the founder of the Emmaus Retreat.

Fr. Krupa is a Jesuit priest, university professor, and spiritual director.

His degrees include a B.A. in English, a Th.M. in Theology, a Master of Divinity, and a Ph.D. in Theology and Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Fr. Steve’s doctoral dissertation topic was "Dorothy Day and Nonviolence."

Fr. Steve has taught theology and spirituality for over 24 years at the University of Detroit, Boston College, John Carroll University, and Loyola University Chicago. In 2019 he ended his term as the superior of two Jesuit communities and began a new program for Chicago and Milwaukee (Seminars in Ignatian Formation) training lay people to give the complete Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

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

The cost of $125 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

Fr. Steve Krupa, SJ


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