Praying with Scripture

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies
February 23-25, 2024

Join the Emmaus Institute at Our Lady of Good Counsel for a weekend retreat, February 23-25, devoted to encountering our Lord in the pages of Sacred Scripture. This retreat will guide you in approaching the Bible with clarity, reverence, and conviction, helping those from all walks of life to acquire the necessary skills to read God’s Word comprehensibly and to encounter Jesus powerfully in every page.

“For in the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven meets His children with great love and speaks with them…” (Dei Verbum §21). Learn to pray with Scripture through different forms like Lectio Divina or Ignatian Prayer. Hear what the voice of God sounds like. Vern Steiner, director of the Emmaus Institute, and teachers Chad Steiner and Josh Burks will each offer talks developing how the Sacred Scriptures are not a dead word, but apply to the reality of our lives today.

With an eye toward encountering Christ, this retreat will include opportunities for Mass, prayer, confessions, formation, discussion, and more.  The retreat will begin Friday with 7pm Rosary and Mass, and close with Sunday Mass followed by lunch.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House offers a peaceful atmosphere of prayer and recollection, situated on a spacious acreage near Waverly, Nebraska.  The facility includes fifty single rooms, each with a private bath.Interested in the “Praying with Scripture” Retreat?  For more information or registration, visit or contact or 402-786-2705.

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