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In thanksgiving for Emmanuel

In thanksgiving for Emmanuel
On this very special day of Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for one another. Let us give thanks for our founder, Pierre Goursat, who was open [...]

Liturgy Weekend, New York

Liturgy Weekend, New York
Top row (left to right): Mark, Kevin and Sarah; third row: Rasaan, Maura and Geraldine; Front row: Anne, Alejandra, Darren, Fr. Martin, Michelle [...]

2016 ESM Mission dates in the U.S.

Former student of ESM Rome on mission in Ireland. Dear brothers and sisters, As traveling within the United States can not only be costly but al [...]

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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.

Little fruits of encouragement

Dear brothers and sisters, A few weeks ago Pablo, Natalia, and I led the Confirmation class at St. Michael here Gainesville, GA. We introduced [...]

One big happy family in PA!

We are very grateful to all of you who decided to come to Malvern for the World Meeting of Families and the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. [...]


Thank you for visiting our blog. We are the Emmanuel Community, North America РA 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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