ESM COVID Project: Tower of Strength

Program Description

The goal is that students experience and learn how to live a Catholic way of life that permeates studies, future careers and vocations.

How: We recognize the need for community so we modified our usual Emmanuel School of Mission to safely allow young adults to live together, receive the sacraments and continue working on their college classes.

What: ESM COVID Project welcomes up to 20 full- or part-time students to live in NYC during the spring semester 2021 from January 4th to August 1st. We will have a common daily schedule with Mass, adoration and community meals. Throughout the year, there will be optional times of volunteer service, retreats, pilgrimages and trips offered as part of the program.

Daily Schedule
Beginning of the day*: Adoration, Breakfast, Praise & Worship
Morning and afternoon:
Academic atmosphere, we’ll help each other to be focused on our studies

Vesper, Mass, Evening activities (twice a week)
* Of course, the schedule will be flexible for those who have morning or evening classes

Weekends: free except 1 weekend a month

Optional weekly activities
Volunteer Service with MC sisters
Mission preparations (for high school or parish ministry)
Street evangelization
Independent study led by ESM leadership

Summer Schedule (Mid May-July 31st)
Exact schedule TBD. Will include retreat, pilgrimage, volunteer/service trip and mission.

Additional Program Information

COVID precautions: Students arriving from out of state will need to follow New York’s COVID requirements.

After that, students will live in the ESM building as normal. We will practice common precautions when in public (social distancing, masks, hand hygiene, etc.).

Contact: Helena Carlson at or Fr. Philippe Vigneron at

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