Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DAY 11 Thursday Jan 14 evening: Mass and Dinner with Emmanuel Community

BELOW:  Group photo with the students of the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome, Italy.

The Emmanuel School of Mission is a school in which a community of young people come together to be formed into Catholic missionaries.  Their pillars of formation are:  Spiritual, Academic, Community Life, and Mission (Evangelization).

We meet young adults from 11 different nations in the group including:  Egypt, Australia, Wales, England, Netherlands, U.S., Germany, Ireland, France, and Vietnam.

We began with Mass in their house of formation chapel.  This was followed by dinner.  At the conclusion of dinner we heard from members of ESM about their daily life, mission, and experience.  To conclude we were requested to sing them a song.  We sang Lady of Knock.

In March, the ESM students will be visiting three cities in the U.S. for 6 weeks as part of their program of formation.  They will spend a portion of their time at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in South Minneapolis with Fr. Joseph William's who is a member of the Emmanuel Community.

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