The Emmaus Community is a Christian neo-monastic community located in Victoria, BC.
We are ordinary people who live by a Rule of Life and take vows of prayer, presence and simplicity.
We pray together daily, share meals regularly and practice presence, hospitality, justice and peacemaking in our neighbourhoods and our homes.
We seek to be a Christ-centred community of creative thriving and faithful witness.
We are ecumenical and have a dispersed common life, including those living in Victoria and beyond. We are also working toward developing a residental monastic hub that some of our members will live in.
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"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us" - Bl. Dorothy Day
"The Resurrection... reminds us that all that is broken in us can be restored... [it] offers the opportunity to choose love and return to love." - dr. bell hooks
"But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends." - The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Were not our hearts burning within us while [Jesus] talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” - The Gospel according to St. Luke