Over two thousand years ago two disillusioned disciples walked along a dusty road to Emmaus. They had just witnessed Jesus their friend and leader whom they hoped to be the messiah suffer a gruesome death by crucifixion. Doubt, fear, and uncertainty clouded their conversation as they journeyed home questioning the future. Until something miraculous happened...the risen Jesus appeared and answered their questions.
Today, many young Catholics step onto college campuses with numerous questions about their faith yearning to know if the seed of faith given to them as a child is both true and practical.
Using the miracle on the road to Emmaus as a model, young adult ministers conversed weekly for three months with college students about the most pressing questions they had about the Catholic faith. As they journeyed together (virtually) something amazing happened... doubts disappeared, fears faded, and Jesus revealed that He is still alive.
Hearts Burning Within Us is a result of that grace-infused conversation, and we pray that as you read these pages the Holy Spirit will set your heart aflame like the disciples on the road to Emmaus.