Coming up next month I will be going on a “Men’s Emmaus Walk”, which is a spiritual journey where they take phones, clocks, watches, etc away so you can only focus your relationship with God. You are told not to reveal your faith as “we are all brothers in Christ.” You spend the whole weekend there, eat, sleep, and praying. They hold group discussions and some preaching about the faith with the intent to build your relationship with God. My protestant friends speak highly of this event and pretty much funneled me into going. I am not narrow minded, so I am deciding to go through with it.
I was skeptical to do this as it is being held at a Methodist Church and claimed “Non Denominational” which, in my experience, is all Protestant faiths and excludes Catholics. Not that it’s a bad thing, it’s just the teachings don’t align with Catholic beliefs.
I consulted my parish priest on this walk and was told it was ok to go, “Just don’t forget Catholic teachings”, which I know I won’t be able to take communion and such, and I feel confident I can defend my beliefs if necessary.
I wanted to post this thread to see if any other Catholics have been to these events and if so, share your experience.