Posts by EC blog team

Testimonies from Weekend of Mercy in ...

During this Divine Mercy Retreat at St. Genevieve’s lovely church, I felt very welcomed by familiar and new Emanuel Community members. This experience allowed me to spend some more quality time to think of our Lord and expose myself to His presence. Elise, HS sophomore Throughout the Emmanuel Community retreat, I had a nice and […]

Mercy Night on the Weekend of Mercy i...

To celebrate the Divine Mercy Sunday, two EC communities joined together for a fruitful weekend retreat in Flourtown near Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Community, consisting of only two families, hosted the vibrant Washington Community in a joyful gathering. Together with local parishioners more than 40 adults and 30 children were in attendance. The retreat had some […]

Rainy Community Weekend in Alabama

It poured a lot of rain and a lot of graces during this weekend retreat at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Alabama with our brothers and sisters of the Emmanuel Community – Georgia/Alabama. The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is an amazing place where thousands of people journey to it every […]

Welcome to Life

It was with great joy that our youngest child was baptized over Divine Mercy weekend. We remarked at the light pouring through the stained glass window which shows the Sacred Heart revealed to St. Margaret Mary because Baptism is an amazing gift of God’s mercy. Those in attendance were also able to pass through the […]

Pope Francis met 500 members of the E...

This Saturday, April 7, in the Vatican’s Sala Clementina, Pope Francis met with 500 members of the Emmanuel Community taking part in an annual meeting in Rome. This audience took place at the end of the annual priestly meeting of the priests of the Community during the Easter octave, the first meeting since the Emmanuel […]

The blessing of faithfulness

A few weeks ago, a smaller than anticipated contingent of the Northern CA Community gathered on Saturday of our Community Day. All were looking forward to getting together but on the evening before and into the morning, emails started coming in about brothers and sisters being taken ill, unexpectedly having to pull an all-nighter for […]

Divine Mercy Novena

As we celebrate the Sacred Triduum, recounting the events of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection, I encourage you all to take advantage of the great graces offered through the Divine Mercy devotion with the Novena, which begins today, on Good Friday, in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter. On April 30th, 2000 […]

ESM New York Newsletter – No. 3

Advent – Give Yourself! During a silent recollection time our spiritual life was guided by our chaplain Father Paul. He helped us to be open to God’s love and mercy and to go deeper in our responses, offering ourselves freely to God and to others. Through this teaching we discovered how important it is to […]

And God was in the cup!

There is often a particular pleasure in looking closer at very ordinary things. I find it fascinating to observe the beautiful flowers painted on my coffee-cup. Morning breakfast becomes a treat. The artist who decorated the cup, obviously relished in painting every leaf, petal, bud and stem of the roses, the «forget-me-not» and butter-cups that […]

First Mercy Night in Dracut (MA)

Come find peace and experience God’s Mercy and Infinite Love! On Thursday March 1st, Emmanuel Community of Boston organized its first Mercy Night at St Francis Church of Dracut (MA), the Parish of Father Sean Maher, with the support of the Charismatic Prayer Group and the Divine Mercy Group. It all started with the strong […]

When Our Lady plays a shadow show

… or how Heaven answers unsaid wishes. It was the middle of May, the «Month of Mary». Our parishes used then to organize an evening prayer every week in a different place. People would then prepare a nice altar and some flowers, and a statue of Our Lady between candles. Our turn came to provide […]

Community Day in Georgia

Our February Community day in Georgia took place at Saint Thomas Aquinas in Alpharetta. There was lots of space for the 15 kids to have fun with indoor and outdoor games, while the adults could focus on one of the great teachings of the Marian year. This year dedicated to Mary has brought us closer […]

Pierre Goursat – road to the al...

As a reminder about the Cause for the Beatification of the Servant of God Pierre Goursat – watch this short video, narrated by Father Jean-Baptiste Edart. EC blog team

Emmanuel Community Music

Emmanuel Community is world-famous for its music. Large selection of Emmanuel songs is easily accessible on internet through services like iTunes, Amazon Music or Spotify. In this post we would like to gather links and resources, so they are readily available for all. In English Mutliple CDs have been produced in English, and 2 most […]

Love Story Project – Claudine &...

I was surprised to hear him proposing to me. I got confused because I was trying to peacefully end my first relationship when Serge came. I knew him as a decent person with faith, intelligent, joyful and cool…

Second Sunday of Lent around Washingt...

Take a bunch of kids (any age, older ones can help with babies and toddlers) and a terrific sister who loves kids and Jesus. Let them together in a large basement with crafts for a few hours. During this time, put some adults (parents and others) in front of a nice prayer corner with candles […]

Evening for the Artists

The Minnesota community hosted an Evening for Artists on President’s Day. It was held at Father Andrew’s parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul, and consisted of a holy hour, a “high” Mass celebrated ad orientum with incense, and a social with appetizers, musical performances, and art on display. One highlight was the two […]

The Joy of Mission

During Lent, we remember to pray for our missionaries across the globe…and especially for Luke and Katie, who went with FIDESCO to serve our brothers in Manila.

Love Story Project – Jacqueline...

In the past two+ weeks fifteen couples shared their “Love Stories” in this blog, leading us to this celebration of St. Valentine’s day and drawing us closer to the Source of their love. However, the beauty of a sacramental marriage continues – beyond the St. Valentine’s day, beyond Ash Wednesday, into the Lent, and all […]

Love Story Project – Rosemary &...

March 1980, New York, both attend a day of prayer and recollection and are distracted. ;-) by each other’s presence.