Definitions for "Emmaus"
a self-supporting business run by a community of homeless people
A village “three-score furlongs” from Jerusalem, where Messiah had an interview with two of his disciples on the day of his resurrection. Lu 24:13.
Emmaus is a homelessness charity that was founded in France in 1949 by the priest Abbé Pierre and is now run by énarque Martin Hirsch. The charity takes many different forms around the world, but in the United Kingdom it provides otherwise homeless people with a home and a job, usually recycling donated products and selling them on. The name is a reference to the biblical story of the supper at the town of Emmaus, described in the Gospel of Luke.