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16th Emmaus of the Carolinas Retreat for Men February 21st – 23rd, 2020



The Gospel of St. Luke relates the story of the risen Christ appearing to two men who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.  They were walking together, sharing their hearts' deepest concerns.  The risen Christ joined them and explained the scriptures as they walked, how it was ordained that Christ should suffer and so enter his glory.  This experience on the road was a heart-warming experience as the risen Christ walked and talked with them.  The illuminating climax of the experience was when Christ took bread and said the blessing, then broke it and gave it to them.  The two had their eyes opened and they recognized him as the risen Christ and they rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others.                      

-Luke 24:13-35


16th Emmaus of the Carolinas Retreat for Men February 21st – 23rd, 2020

By Francois Verdier.



Emmaus is a relaxed, passive retreat weekend designed for those who feel they would like to explore a deeper relationship with God. Every one of us has considered the questions, "Does God really exist?" or "How should God's existence affect my life?" Unfortunately we are all very busy and don't allow ourselves enough time to explore the answers. That's what the Emmaus retreat is for. The people organizing and hosting the Emmaus retreat are regular people who will not try to convince you of their answers; instead they will share their own experiences with you and let you draw your own conclusions. We are not born Holy, and we have each led very different lives. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we have found our way back to the Lord and would like to tell you about these life changing experiences. For many of us, it was during an Emmaus Retreat that our hearts were touched by God...



Q:  How long does the weekend last?

A: The weekend starts on a Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday at 3:00 p.m


Q: How do I dress for the weekend?

A: Extremely comfortable and casual.


Q: What should I bring?

A: A change of clothes for two days, your personal toiletries. All else will be provided.


Q: What about food?

A: All food and drink will be provided. When you arrive Friday evening there will be a light meal for those who will not have had time to grab dinner. If you have any special dietary requirements, just let us know on the application form.


Q: How much does Emmaus cost?

A: The cost is $175.00. If you do not have the means, dont' let this stop you. Inquire with us. Please note that Emmaus retreats have waiting lists- register and pay as soon as possible to confirm your reservation.