Recent News & Announcements

Past ESM-er makes final vows

Jenica Thornby met the Emmanuel Community about nine years ago in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She participated in a household for a time and t [...]

Arrangements for Suz’s final farewell

All are welcome to come and celebrate the life of this beautiful woman.

Suzanne is Home

Dear Emmanuel Community friends, “In God alone is my soul at rest” Ps 62It is with sadness exceeded only by joyful hope that I share the news of [...]

Prayers for Suzanne and her family

This Friday, Sept. 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross, St. Catherine of Siena Church in New York will have a solemn Mass at 5:15pm followed by all- [...]

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Testimonies

The story of Cyprien and Daphrose (video)

See this short, movie about our brother and sister from Rwanda, soon to be canonized – Cyprien and Daphrose. Hope it will inspire you. E [...]

Fragments

A Thursday night in April. Our household is in charge of organizing an hour of praise and adoration at the St John Paul II Shrine in Washington, [...]

Never say No

«How did you become a priest? …» children often ask me. Well, I think God sent me a first hint when I was about seven or eight years old. [...]

Inspirations

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – teach...

Listen to the teaching by our dear sister Rosemary – for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Fresh from the Emmanuel Community USA yout [...]

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Thank you for visiting our blog. We are the Emmanuel Community, North America – A Roman Catholic International Public Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right. We are currently present in over 11 States reaching from East to West and in 3 Canadian Provinces. Internationally we are present on every continent!


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The Emmanuel Community is a Catholic lay international community that brings together faithful that share a common call to strive for holiness and commit themselves to actively live their faith in their daily lives through adoration, compassion and evangelization; thus fulfilling their call as the first believers did who had “only one heart and one soul!” (Acts 4:32).

The Emmanuel community is for men and women of all walks of life: from ordinary, professional and social backgrounds, of different classes, ages and nationalities. We are a community made up of different vocations: lay people (married couples, single men and women, youth), priests and lay men and women consecrated in celibacy. In sharing this common call of “one heart and soul”, the members, no matter their vocation, form a strong bond and unity that is lived and witnessed to others in the joy and compassion of living a life centered on Jesus Christ in every thing they do.

This unity is expressed in a particular fraternal life through weekly gatherings known as households as well as monthly meetings and national meetings. These allow brothers and sisters to come together to share how the Lord is working in their lives; how they are striving to evangelize in their every day and bringing their important petitions so that they may carry one another in prayer. It also gives them an opportunity to go deeper in faith formation through different teachings and talks. These meetings and the larger gatherings helps to reinvigorate their call to serve the Lord, the Church and one another, particularly through evangelization. Unity is also manifested in various other services such as compassion to the poor and sick as well as a variety of apostolic efforts rooted in the mission of the new evangelization.

The three main pillars of the Emmanuel community are Adoration, Compassion and Evangelization. Through the commitment to daily Eucharistic Adoration, community brothers and sisters are able to contemplate and strive to imitate the compassionate heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Hence the Lord’s compassion naturally leads them to desire to evangelize those around them and all those they meet in their every day lives: on the street, at work, in school and most of all, at home. Their mission? That all men come to know the person of Jesus Christ!

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