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The Final Week of Advent: “Emmanuel- God ...

The Final Week of Advent: “Emmanuel- God with us”
“They shall name him Emmanuel, which means, God is with us.” (Matthew, 1:23) Today’s Gospel announces the coming of Jesus the ̶ [...]

Emmanuel Books

Emmanuel Books
There are a limited number of Emmanuel Community books here in the US that are now available for a donation. If you are interested in these titl [...]

A Happy Encounter

A Happy Encounter
This is a example of the Holy Spirit’s timing! This unplanned gathering at the Domus, Emmanuel Community headquarters, in Paris, France oc [...]

Step Towards Consecrated Life

Step Towards Consecrated Life
November 12, 2016, was an historic day for the Emmanuel Community in America and a great joy for the local community in Minnesota. Therese Mille [...]

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Praying For America

Praying For America
In the last few days, many churches in the USA have actively invited parishioners to pray for the presidential elections. Vigils in front of th [...]

Saint Paul and the Search for an Unconditional ...

Saint Paul and the Search for an Unconditional Faith
Today first reading depicts a heavy hearted Saint Paul harshly redressing the Galatian community of Christians.(Galatians 3:1-5). For years, Sai [...]

Martha & Mary

Martha & Mary
For the duration of the summer I have prayed through the intercession of both Saints, especially for the Emmanuel Community in New York. After h [...]


Pierre Goursat – Anniversary

Pierre Goursat – Anniversary
The Cause for the Canonization of Pierre Goursat will soon be on its way to Rome! In light of Pierre Goursat’s anniversary two days ago, [...]


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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