Chrysalis is the growth
stage between caterpillars and butterflies. While on the surface it may look like nothing
is happening, the delicate process changes a caterpillar into a butterfly with wings and
beautiful colors. This symbolizes that through dying to self, Christ can transform us into
new beings. Jesus Christ can transform us into something beautiful. One must be open to Jesus
for this transformation to occur.
Chrysalis is the name chosen for the Youth Walk to Emmaus because it symbolizes faith growth in the lives of high school and college aged young adults - the spiritual growth that is necessary between adolescence and adulthood.
Chrysalis has its roots deeply planted in its parent movement, the Walk to Emmaus. Chrysalis is a three-day spiritual renewal retreat that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the faith, to experience Christian love and support, and a chance to make new commitments in their faith journey. The content of the three days focuses on God's grace, how one experiences Christ as friend in the body of Christ.
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