Posts by Colleen

Emmanuel Community English Session in...

There is a summer session in Paray-Le-Monial this July that has a special invite for English-speakers. The Retreat will be in French with live English translations and workshops in English. Registration is available here.  

Joyful Community Gathering in PA

Joyful Community Gathering in PA

The Philadelphia gathering of the Community was a time of nature and grace in March. We prayed and shared together with the children about God’s daily presence and our challenges to be Emmanuel, God with us, in this world. It was also party time as we celebrated Stefania’s and Rosemary’s birthdays and the cake was […]

Pierre and the Emmanuel Community

Joyous feast of the Annunciation! March 25th is also the anniversary of the death of Pierre Goursat, the founder of the Emmanuel Community. Here’s a new video that beautifully shares the path of Pierre and the Emmanuel Community. Note: Click on the cc button at the bottom of the video for subtitles in English or other languages.  […]

Emmanuel Community Day in Texas

On March 12th, we met in Houston. We celebrated Sunday mass at St Lawrence in Sugar Land, Houston. After Mass we started our sharing while having lunch together, then Truong, Tao’s and little Antony hosted us for praises and sharing. It was so wonderful to be with brothers and sisters, joking and laughing along with […]

FIDEOJOY Exchange Opportunity

FIDEOJOY Exchange Opportunity

Calling teenagers and young adults! Here is a unique opportunity for this summer that will encourage you to grow in faith while discovering another country and language. FIDEOJOY is a Roman Catholic Youth Exchange organization which allows young people and host families to concretely live the universality of the Church through an exchange or au pair experience. See the flyer and the […]

Community Day in Pennsylvania

Community Day in Pennsylvania

News from the Community in Pennsylvania: We gathered at Stefania and Stephen Rawson’s home on Sunday for a time of homemade pizza and praise!  A short presentation of the Community was given to three new families and one single brother. A brief overview of the Community in Rwanda, Cyprien and Daphrose Rugamba and Our Lady […]

Emmanuel Community Fraternity Retreat...

In the middle of January,  more than sixty members of Emmanuel Community in the Americas attended a four day fraternity retreat in Mexico City.  In front of Our Lady of Guadalupe, they shared the common desire to further commit themselves to the Community and serve in the mission to grow a stronger EC and serve […]

Pan-American Emmanuel Community Frate...

Along with about 60 other brothers and sisters from throughout the Americas (and a few from France, including the moderator of the Emmanuel Community, Laurent Landète), many of us from the U.S. had the joy of participating in the first-ever Pan-American Fraternity of Jesus retreat under the gaze of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico […]

ESM in New York

Yesterday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, met with Laurent Landete, the moderator of the Emmanuel Community. Cardinal Dolan officially invited the Emmanuel Community to establish a new Emmanuel School of Mission (ESM) in New York. ESM is an opportunity for young people, between 18 and 30 years of age, to spend 9 months living an […]

The Final Week of Advent: “Emma...

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 “Saviour of our sins” to Joseph and names Jesus as Emmanuel, God-with-us.  The angel reveals to Joseph that God  already loves us fully and unconditionally, whether or not we deserve it, and will always […]

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 occurred on October 18, 2016. Rosemary was meeting with the Fidesco Paris team, Fr Dominique was there to request prayers for his visa to return to his parish work in Larchmont, NY, and Hubert, […]

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 Miller made her first formal step towards Consecrated Life in Emmanuel, the Step of Welcome. She became the first American to do so, preparing to join the nearly 200 women worldwide […]

Mercy Night in New Jersey

Mercy Night in New Jersey

  Please join us in praying for the Emmanuel Community Mercy Night at Saint Aloysius Catholic Church this Friday, November 11, 2016, in New Jersey. For more information, click on the flyer image.

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 the Blessed Sacrament, rosaries and silent prayers during the night have taken place everywhere in the country. Rather than indicating names and parties, the Church has suggested Catholics a clear direction […]

Opportunity to go on Mission

Opportunity to go on Mission

  Have you been feeling a desire to go on mission? Do you miss community life and would like an opportunity to share God’s love with brothers and sister? Do you want to experience God’s mercy in a special way by doing a pilgrimage to one of the Holy Doors of Mercy opened by Pope […]

A Polish Reunion in Pennsylvania

A Polish Reunion in Pennsylvania

Recently we had a visit from a brother and sister from the Emmanuel Community in Poland. We have known Gosia and Przemek for many years. Together, along with two other couples, we started the Community in our city of Szczecin. Now the Community there is pretty big and well organized. They even have separate groups […]

Saint Paul and the Search for an Unco...

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, Saint Paul had taught them and proclaimed the resurrection of Christ and the power of living in the Holy Spirit over customary Jewish law. Yet their struggle to move from the framework of their human understanding of the law to a real life in the Spirit is undermining Paul’s tireless efforts and […]

Holy Door Pilgrimage with the EC in G...

Holy Door Pilgrimage with the EC in Georgia

Dear brothers and sisters, Our local Emmanuel Community here in north Georgia have organized a Holy Door Pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy with one of the parishes in our area on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  We will begin the day with mass, have a 2.3 mile walk to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit […]

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 hearing the gospel about Martha and Mary on a mid-July Sunday, I was prompted to pray especially for our small community in New York City region. I had in mind to […]

A Pilgrimage of Mercy, part 3

A Pilgrimage of Mercy, part 3

In this three-part series of posts, the Emmanuel Community in the Philippines share some testimonies from their pilgrimage to the World Youth Day in Poland this summer. A Pilgrim of Mercy I am Csherina, a 26-year old Catholic Filipina. I came from a town east of Manila named Antipolo. I grew up in a simple family […]