Adult Spiritual Renewal & Empowerment, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is established for the purpose of providing opportunities for the on-going formation of adults within the context of spirituality, faith-in-life, updating in theology, scripture, Christology, ecclesiology and other related disciplines. Emphasis is on the creation of an adult, mature approach to concerns of faith and religion. Questions are encouraged and dialogue is fostered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and warm hospitality. It is our belief that such a climate better fosters the development of an adult conscience. We exist to serve persons from a variety of faith traditions, being both ecumenical and inter-faith.
Currently, a primary instrument of the above is the Institute for Adult Spiritual Renewal, a three week program held each summer. This program brings together a faculty from across the globe - all experts in their various fields. Currently the Institute is being held on the campus of Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore site (on the north side of Chicago).
In addition to the Institute, Emmaus, a center located in South Bend, Indiana, has been created to offer other programs, workshops, adult conversation and study groups, and private and group retreats. It is an ideal setting for parish and/or school staff retreats, days of renewal. Our staff is available to facilitate such experiences if you so desire. Individual spiritual direction, supervision for spiritual "directors" and a formation process for those discerning a call to the ministry of spiritual direction will also be offered.
Adult Spiritual Renewal & Empowerment, Inc. will also function, mainly through its website, to promote and foster other centers and programs sharing a similar vision and mission.
Contact us at:
Phone: (574) 855-3125
18947 Burke Road
South Bend, IN 46637