The vision of Emmaus Journey is to help Catholics grow in their understanding and commitment to sacred Scripture and Church teachings, and to fan into flame people’s commitment to prayer and evangelization. Emmaus Journey contributes to these goals by providing ministry and formation resources, and leadership training for parishes, small-groups, and individuals.

The Essentials of our Message

…the message has to concentrate on the essentials, on what is most beautiful, most grand, most appealing and at the same time most necessary.  The message is simplified, while losing none of its depth and truth, and thus becomes all the more forceful and convincing.  (paragraph 35)

 It is imperative to evangelize cultures in order to inculturate the Gospel. (paragraph 69)

 And so the biggest threat of all gradually takes shape: “the gray pragmatism of the daily life of the Church, in which all appears to proceed normally, while in reality faith is wearing down and degenerating into small – mindedness.” …Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of the joy of evangelization! (paragraph 83)

 One important challenge is to show that the solution will never be found in fleeing from a personal and committed relationship with God which at the same time commits us to serving others. (paragraph 91)

Evangelii Gaudium -- Pope Francis 2013        

Proclaim The Gospel

 In every activity of evangelization, the primacy always belongs to God, who has called us to cooperate with him and who leads us on by the power of his Spirit. The real newness is the newness which God himself mysteriously brings about and inspires, provokes, guides and accompanies in a thousand ways. (para 12) 

 Christians have the duty to proclaim the Gospel without excluding anyone. Instead of seeming to impose new obligations, they should appear as people who wish to share their joy, who point to a horizon of beauty and who invite others to a delicious banquet. (para 14)

 In fidelity to the example of the Master, it is vitally important for the Church today to go forth and preach the Gospel to all: to all places, on all occasions, without hesitation, reluctance or fear. The joy of the Gospel is for all people: no one can be excluded. (para 23)

Evangelii Gaudium -- Pope Francis 2013        

Reflections for Lent: The Joy of the Gospel

As Lent begins, how is God calling each of us to examine ourselves and turn to Him?

The Church's Missionary Transformation

"I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them";  (paragraph 3)

"Thanks solely to this encounter - or renewed encounter - with God's love, which blossoms into an enriching friendship, we are liberated from our narrowness and self-absorption. We become fully human when we become more than human, when we let God bring us beyond ourselves in order to attain the fullest truth of our being. Here we find the source and inspiration of all our efforts at evangelization. For if we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?"  (paragraph 8) 

Evangelii Gaudium -- Pope Francis 2013        

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