Posts by EC blog team

Love Story Project – Alejandra ...

In early December of 2009, I received a message from an American man living abroad in Italy. My first thought? “Oh no! Not someone abroad!” I ignored the message and went about my business.

Love Story Project – Gwénaëlle ...

We were both 37 years old and realized we pretty much each knew what we wanted in life. We asked a married couple to help us ask each other the right questions in order to discern, to make up our minds and see if we wanted to get married together.

Love Story Project – Hannah �...

Love Story Project – Hannah & Chris

In 2011 Chris and Hannah were in their first year of law school. Both were focused their studies but also on staying near the Lord.

Love Story Project – Caroline &...

We met for the first time at the ages of 18 and 22 but it was only a few years later, through an Emmanuel Community Youth prayer group, that we started to get to know each other better.

Love Story Project – Amy &...

In the summer of 2005, Amy was preparing for a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Cologne, Germany when Thomas first contacted her through AveMariaSingles

Our brother – Fr Philippe Chri...

Dear brothers and sisters, On this day of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus, it is with great joy that we share: the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed our brother Fr Philippe Christory, Bishop of Chartres, France He entered the Emmanuel Community in 1984, and made his commitment in 1991, Philippe was ordained priest […]

Love Story Project – Louisiane ...

I left my family to go to study in another city in our country. I had several contenders at that time. I noticed Emeric at the daily Masses in parish, he attended before going to work.

Love Story Project – Berenice &...

Bérénice is from Grenoble in the French Alps (most beautiful mountains in the world :-) ) and Pierre-Eloi is from Versailles (yes, the castle near Paris).

Community Day in PA

This January, the Pennsylvania Community gathered at Stefania & Steven’s residence to praise, socialize, listen to a teaching and take care of the ever-growing number of children. After attending the Sunday Mass individually, we started off by sharing a delicious lunch and dessert, followed by extended praise in front of the icon of “Mary, mother […]

From Babel, with love

It’s good to remember that the Emmanuel Community was born in France from an American seed. A nice beginning. Today French brothers and sisters who travel around the world always come back happily to Paray-le-Monial, where they sing and praise the Lord in French with those nice songs from the green songbook. Others stay in […]

Our sister published her first book

Elaine Porter, our sister in the Community from New York, has just published her first book: link to Amazon. It is about the great love of God! From the description on the website: “Having an intimate relationship with the Lord is for everyone and we’re all invited to experience the vastness of His love. It’s […]

Our Lady of Prayer: “I will bring hap...

Saturday, December 9th, members of the Emmanuel Community all over the world (including us in Alpharetta / Gainesville GA) experienced the renewal of the Consecration of the Community to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The solemn consecration ceremony took place in the Sanctuary of L’Ile- Bouchard. Many of you may not have even heard […]

Love Story Project – Heather an...

February 14th is a day when love is celebrated by couples. We want to take this Valentine’s Day to honor “the icon of God’s love for us,” (Pope Francis) sacramental marriages! To display the beauty of a sacramental marriage, we are aiming to post at least 14 love stories from our married brothers and sisters […]

December gathering in MN

When the MN community gathered in December, it was an occasion to join with the brothers and sisters around the world in reconsecrating ourselves to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. On the same day that the international leadership and many more were gathered in Paray-le-Monial, France, the village where Jesus asked for devotion to […]

Please come and join me

How simply inviting your friends, classmates and co-workers to mass could be the new normal way to evangelize. Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world Pope Francis Making evangelization concrete has never been so simple. Sometimes you just need to stop elaborating big plans and sophisticated ideas […]

Introduction from Martin

Dear Brothers and sisters of the Emmanuel Community of the USA, The head of the community in NY (who’s also one of our four team members of the Emmanuel School of Mission) asked me to write a few words about what I live in the ESM as a community member. Actually, I’m a baby community […]

ESM New York Newsletter

Our arrival in the Bronx After a rich and long pilgrimage through Europe, New York – here we are! Exhausted and with eyes full of stars we finally made our first entry into the New World. We arrived in the South Bronx during the night of 4th of November and were welcomed by a homeless […]

TED Talk From Pope Francis

In the first papal TED Talk, Pope Francis shares a message of hope. A great way to start New Year! Colleen (OH)

Therese Miller appeal – only da...

Merry Christmas from a cold and snowy Minnesota! We hope your Christmas celebrations are filled with the peace and joy given to us from the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As you may know, the Community in Minnesota has been blessed with a brother and a sister that are discerning consecrated life in the […]

ESM New York – up and running!

The Emmanuel School of Mission is up and running in the Bronx. There are six young adults in training with a team of two priests, a single woman, and a married couple with their children. Watch for further news. Gwénaëlle (NY)