Man cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.
Gaudium et Spes, 24
Let the Lord challenge your faithfulness to daily prayer and Liturgy, your charity in intentional community and manual service, your Gospel witness through encounters during our travels and through hospitality in-house and around the country. Come out of yourself, ready to learn: Spirituality, Theological Anthropology, discernment, Judaism, Eastern Christianity, Hebrew (or Arabic in Lebanon) and French language. Get to know religious life from the inside, through an experience with the Community of the Beatitudes and other communities.
When & Where?
Aug - Dec: a team of 8 young people in Israel or Lebanon
Spring 2-3 month immersions in Israel or Lebanon
Feb-April team in France
Case-by-case immersions in France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Peru...
Possible Extension opportunities
USA retreats and campus missions
Participate in daily Eucharist, chanted Liturgy of the Hours, Byzantine Divine Liturgy, and Lectio Divina. Grow in relationship with the Lord through adoration, charismatic praise, Marian Consecration, and times of silent prayer.
Begin with orientation in our Denver community and at our mountain prayer cabins. Learn for a couple hours a week through formation talks, directed reading of books and articles, formation films, spiritual direction, lessons and practices of language, and study sessions with guests. Also embrace the opportunity to go on pilgrimage with us.
(Note: each community house schedule is slightly different and schedules are busier when on outings)
9:00 - 12:00 Manual work or assisting with Beatitudes Missions projects
Group activity - game/sharing/free
9pm Night Blessing
Communion and Mission
Participate in community meals, manual chores, group sharing, spiritual direction, roommates, hiking, and Sunday night films. While at Emmaus, welcome pilgrims, Israelis, and Muslims to the holy site, and assist with catechesis. In Jerusalem, Galilee, and other cities in Israel, meet, dialogue, and witness with a variety of local people. While in Lebanon, welcome retreatants, work in the garden, and encounter Christians and Muslims throughout the country.