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The Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program is a spiritual and ministerial process for primarily lay women and men students as they prepare for challenging and exciting ministry and leadership vocations in the Church.  Emmaus integrates academic and personal experiences with the student’s religious traditions, and at the same time provides a support system for students who balance studies, family and work, and commute long distances.

The Emmaus program draws inspiration from the remarkable post-resurrection journey of two disciples in Luke’s gospel (Lk. 24:13-35). Emmaus journeys with lay students during their time at CTU and assists them in discovering and retelling the presence of Christ in their midst.

Students deepen their spirituality and ministerial identity through retreats and theological reflection groups which invite them to reflect on their sense of service to the community and to the universal church. Emmaus participants are also introduced to the practice of spiritual companions/directors.

Participation in these formation components is a requirement for all lay students enrolled in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts Pastoral Studies, and Master of Arts degree programs.

For more information contact the Emmaus team:
Ph: 773.371.5447

MaryEllen Knuth