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REJOICE
The Emmanuel School of Mission
in the Heart of Bavaria

Welcome to Rejoice, Altötting

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A Year with Christ

Rejoice is a ten-month international program of formation in the Catholic faith for young adults involving many creative missionary experiences across Europe aimed at promoting the New Evangelization.

A Day in Our Life

Start of the Day

Every morning after breakfast, we begin our day by developing our talents and skills, be it music, art or in sound & technic. Afterwards, we come together with our fellow missionaries from all over the world for a time of praise and worship.

Formation Time

Starting from mid-morning, we delve into Catholic Theology and other critical subjects that help us become successful missionary disciples and future leaders. The program features instructors from all over the world who share their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

Creativity Time

After our communal lunch and our daily chores, we have some free time. Then we put our talents together and experience the whole being greater than the sum of its parts through collaborative music-making projects, such as band performances, songwriting sessions, or media & production to give just a few examples

End of the Day

We bring all the day's activities before God in Eucharistic Adoration, which prepares us for the celebration of Holy Mass. Afterwards, we have dinner together. In the evening, we meet in our small sharing groups, take time for spiritual reading or enjoy free time together. Occasionally, we organize cultural evenings where we share interesting facts and dishes about our respective home countries.

Become a Missionary Disciple

From the middle of October to the middle of August, join us for an unforgettable experience as a missionary disciple. Immerse yourself in a program of daily prayer, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and praise, while sharing life with others from all over the world. The curriculum includes theology, character development, and evangelization classes, as well as training to employ your talents to spread the Word of God through European mission tours, and the use of digital media.

The FIVE Pillars

THE FIVE PILLARS ARE THE MAIN FOCUS OF OUR YEAR TOGETHER. EVERYTHING WE DO FALLS UNDER ONE OF THESE FIVE GUIDING PRINCIPLES. WE STRIVE TO LIVE INTO EACH OF THESE PILLARS ON A DAILY BASIS.

Spiritual Life

We are committed to deepening our relationship with God and with others in our community. Join us in exploring the beauty of the Liturgy and the power of the Sacraments. Daily Mass and Adoration are integral parts of our spiritual journey. We also seek to integrate moments of silence into our prayer lives to experience the boundless love and mercy of God.

Community Life

In choosing Rejoice, we embrace a full-time residential community life. During this year of living together, we encounter other young people from different cultures and backgrounds. Our shared living space helps us to foster a spirit of charity and humility. Through this experience, we will encounter both joys and difficulties, while creating meaningful, lifelong friendships.

Creative Formation

Level up your skills and unleash your creativity to open the hearts of others. We believe in exploring new ways to channel our talents and skills to impact others in a meaningful way. Our approach involves both individual and team efforts. We prioritize performing as a band as it is an excellent tool to fulfil our mission and connect with our audience.

Intellectual Formation

Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of Scripture, Dogmatic Theology, Apologetics, Evangelization, Moral Theology, and more. Our courses are taught by internationally recognized theologians and experts in their respective fields.

Missionary Formation

We gain pastoral experience on the ground through our international missions in both Christian and secular contexts such as school visits, teen retreats, festivals, and forums. Our house also serves as the backdrop for various international events where we reach out to people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures.

Hear Our Testimonies

Discover what our friends and alumni from around the world have to say about our program.

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