The Emmaus Center at St. Norbert College offers you a variety of wonderful ways to deepen your faith and explore spiritual questions.

Programs & Events


ALIVE Peer Ministry Events
ALIVE peer ministers host weekly programs within the residence halls to provide places to consider questions of meaning and calling, and support students in exploring their faith and spirituality.

Donum Ipsum

Donum Ipsum (meaning the gift itself) is a weekly experience that provides an opportunity for students, staff and faculty, to participate in open and honest discussions about the Catholic tradition that enliven and enrich both the spirit and the mind. Incorporating a time for community prayer within a comfortable and prayerful setting, the format allows for fellowship and conversation about particular topics within the Church. Donum Ipsum helps students connect with others who are trying to make sense of their faith in the world, as well as to learn more about various elements of the Catholic faith. 

Morning Prayer

Offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:05-8:20 a.m., when classes are in session.


Horizon Group
Join student-led conversations at lunch about their deepest spiritual questions in a community that seeks to embrace questions and not rush to answers. Students of all faith traditions are welcome to bring questions that stem from a course they’ve taken on campus or something they’ve wondered about since childhood. Lunch is free for any student who doesn’t have unlimited swipes.

Meals That Matter
Open to all theology and religious studies majors and minors, these free dinners, offered once per semester, engage students in reflective and meaningful dialogue with our theology and religious studies faculty and the Emmaus Center staff as well as others who work in a variety of ministry areas in our community. 

Navigate: An Exploration of Life & Vocation
Through this year-long experience students will read, reflect, discuss, develop and write about their understanding of calling. 

“OMG! I'm a Senior!” Exploring Life After College
The “OMG! I'm a Senior!” series supports seniors in their time of transition and decision-making.

Thin Place: A Protestant Worship Service for Everyone
In Celtic Spirituality, a thin place is an instance in which heaven and earth collide. One Tuesday each month, students are invited to a worship service with communion that celebrates God’s loving presence in the world by drawing on the rich heritage of music, art, prayer, media, and preaching in Protestant expressions of faith. Join us after worship for free dessert and coffee sponsored by a local Protestant church.

Tuesdays at the Todd
About three times per semester the Emmaus Center offers an opportunity for students to come together for a homestyle meal and conversation. 


Hosted by the Emmaus Center, fallFEST occurs annually in Oct. closing out the college’s Heritage Days celebration. The Campus Center is transformed into a county fair-like atmosphere with live music, free cotton candy, ice cream, pizza, carnival games and pumpkin painting for students and the campus community.