Spiritual direction is a privileged time and place to reflect with another about your relationship with God. The focus is your life with God as it is lived out in all of your experiences. Spiritual direction is the process of coming home to your deepest self and how to live that reality with God, others and yourself.
The Emmaus Spirituality Center is committed to providing spiritual direction and programming in line with the spiritual practices of St. Ignatius.
As we look to find God in all things or explore our day through the Examen... St. Ignatius opens a beautiful pathway for us to experience a fuller relationship with our Creator.
Spiritual Exercises is a retreat experience that has the power to transform lives by drawing one into the ever-present invitation to intimacy with God. The dynamics of the Exercises provide a framework for prayer and reflection, engaging with Scripture and responding to the mystery of God, in Christ.
Guided by the notes that Ignatius of Loyola kept of his life-changing conversion experience, the director helps the retreatant to find their own unique path to inner freedom and generous service in a life centered in God's loving presence.
Ready to experience the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius?
The Emmaus Spirituality Center offers a three-year formation program for Spiritual Directors.
The program is available to clergy, religious and the laity. The model of formation is the accompaniment of students on a journey of personal, intellectual, and spiritual transformation that prepares them to accompany others.
Classes are taught by credentialed individuals with extensive experience, knowledge, and skill in the various aspects of Spiritual Direction.
The Spiritual Direction Institute is in session from September through May. Interviews begin in June for classes starting the following September.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2021
Officially opening its doors in June 2020, the Emmaus Spirituality Center was born out of a desire to carry on the charism and the mission of The Cenacle Sisters within the Houston area. Even though The Cenacle Retreat Center closed its doors on May 31, 2020, the Cenacle Sisters still play an active role in giving programs through the Emmaus Spirituality Center for the community, including Spiritual Direction, retreats, days of prayer and other programming for spiritual growth.
The mission of Emmaus Spirituality Center is to companion all who desire to awaken and deepen their relationship with God, self, and others and to accompany them on their journey of transformation.
We strive to provide exceptional opportunities for in-depth spiritual work and spiritual direction, and seek to be the institution of choice to educate future generations of Spiritual Directors.
In order to provide affordable and diverse programming to our greater Houston community, we depend on generous individuals like you!
You can choose a one-time donation or a monthly donation. Thank you, in advance, for participating in the mission and supporting programs at Emmaus Spirituality Center!
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