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A new life among us!

Our precious baby girl was born on Jan. 9, 2016! Her name is Teresa DuTeau! We picked out her name after doing a novena to St. Therese of Lisie [...]

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Dear brothers and sisters, In order to better prepare our upcoming National (regional) retreats and participation in regional ESM retreats, we w [...]

New EC family in PA

Meet the newest family to join our EC-US family. Stephen and Stefania are an Italian-Australian-American family with five children. They moved [...]

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Community Day in the Snowstorm

Snowed-in, Allentown, PA.
January: an interesting Community Day for the PA group. Jonas, the first heavy snow storm brought icy blizzard and blocked roads, canceled train [...]

A little inspiration for growth!

Here is just a little inspiration from our brother and sister, Thao and Truong, in Houston, TX. Through their faithfulness, prayer and dedicati [...]

EC Mercy Nights take off in New Jersey!

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the second Mercy Night in the Archdiocese of Newark was held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Secaucu [...]

A call within a call. The Priesthood in the EC

Fr. Thomas Petrillo talks about his call to the Emmanuel Community twenty-five years after his priestly ordination.


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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