“Stewards of the Mysteries” Campaign

Stewards of the Mysteries Capital Campaign

Where the Money Went

Chart Where the Money Went

The Stewards of the Mysteries campaign launched by the St. Paul Center in 2016 was intended to initiate new outreaches and reinvigorate existing outreaches. Your participation in this campaign helped us not only to successfully meet this goal but to accomplish even more than we hoped. The legacy of this campaign will continue to impact the Center, and the whole Church, for generations.

We asked you to help us raise $6 million, and together, with over 373 unique donors, we raised $7.3 million in total commitments in just four years.

Promise & Fulfillment and Journey through Scripture

Chart: Bible Study Viewership

  • In 2019, people from around the world watched over 200,000 hours of Genesis to Jesus.
  • We have created five groundbreaking studies: The Bible and the Sacraments, The Bible and the Virgin Mary, The Bible and the Church Fathers, Genesis to Jesus, and The Eucharist in Scripture, with more forthcoming.
  • The Eucharistic focus of our studies came at a perfect time. In August of 2019, a study by the Pew Research Center showed that 70% of Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. A few days later, we released our Eucharist in Scripture series!

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Outreach to Priests and Seminarians

In 2017, 200 priests attended our July Priest Conference at Oglebay, West Virginia. Just three years later, the number of attendees has doubled, and we have added a second conference in California for West Coast priests.

Chart: Priest Conference Growth

“I’d like to thank anyone who’s invested in these Priest Conferences. I think they’re the best investment you can make for priests and the Church because they take us back to Scripture and the Eucharist. They certainly lifted me up after just about the saddest day of my priestly life, when abortion was legalized in Ireland.”

— Fr. Peter B. —

Archdiocese of Dublin

Emmaus Academic

Emmaus Academic Books

With the creation of Emmaus Academic, the Center is influencing Catholic higher education. We have already published two textbooks by Dr. Lawrence Feingold that have become go-to resources for seminarians. By publishing the greatest minds in Church history like Matthias Joseph Scheeben, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Fr. Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., for the first time in English, we will help shape generations of seminarians and theologians.

“I predict that within a decade, the publications of Emmaus Academic—ranging from previously untranslated classic texts by Aquinas and Scheeben, to major books and journal articles by leading Catholic theologians and philosophers—will have catapulted the press to a position of eminence within theological publishing in the English-speaking world.”

— Dr. Matthew Levering —

James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary, St. Paul Center Distinguished Fellow