Posts by Michal

Unexpected meeting in Philly

Michal: One sunny day this June I went to a daily mass, as I usually would. After the mass a young man came up to me – it was Matthew from DC. An unexpected meeting of a brother from the Community – what a joy! Matthew apparently came to Philly for a conference on Science, […]

Amazing Story of God’s Love

God’s love is with us every step of our lives, even through the difficult times. This is a beautiful testimony to being faithful to God and His plan for each one of us. Used with permission – from Moving Works.

Pentecost weekend through the eyes of...

After the weekend in Allentown – all the way back home – our kids couldn’t stop talking about the experience they had had there. We asked them to write down some of the things they were saying, and here they are for all of you to read: I had a great time. The most I […]

Pentecost 2016 in Allentown, PA

How blessed were we to be spiritually united with all the members of the Emmanuel Community throughout the world on this, the birthday of the Church! The furthest contingency drove all night from Michigan to spend the weekend together in Community. Twenty-two adults and eighteen children gathered for times of praise and song, teaching and […]

Pentecost meeting – East Coast

Dear brothers and sisters, With the help of our household, we will be able to welcome you for a weekend in Allentown to pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. This weekend is for the Eastern region of the Community in the U.S., but we have large hearts and will welcome those […]

Confession and Adoration

See this powerful testimony by our sister, Alejandra. From “Project 3:15” website.

Invitation to Malvern for WCF2015

Brothers and sisters, St. Patrick’s parish in Malvern, PA invites you to come and stay during the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. See the PDF flyer for details.

Papal visit to Philadelphia – t...

SEPTA has suspended sales for the remainder of the week for One Day Regional Rail passes for the Papal Visit due to technical problems. See this page for update.

Christian Youth Exchange – Fide...

The organization “Fideojoy” was recently launched to connect Christian families throughout the world. The purpose of this program is to create a student exchange opportunity for language immersion and with a Christian family dimension. Fideojoy is endorsed by the Catholic Church in France through Bishop Mgr Brouwet in Lourdes. Fideojoy is now looking for Christian […]

Eric is now Brother Mario Jose

Hi everyone, As promised…Eric is now officially a Novice…and officially Br. Mario Jose! In his words, the reason for his choice: Mario because of my strong devotion to Mary, especially Our Lady of Fatima; and because that was Uncle Bud’s chosen name (he was my mother’s brother, a Franciscan priest also who died at the […]

New assignment for Fr. Andrew

Last week our Community brother, Fr. Andrew Brinkman said his last farewell to the parishioners of the Nativity of our Lord Parish. He was assigned there for the first two years of his priesthood. Fr. Andrew will now be assigned at Our Lady of Guadalupe and Sts. Matthew and Michael parishes in St. Paul, Minnesota. […]

Love and Responsibility – strea...

I’m encouraged to inform to the Emmanuel Community members about the live streaming of great speakers about love and relationships in God’s terms. Live streaming media allows you to access an event and participate as you were physically present for free. Enjoy, share, and help to spread Christianity, and the christian pulse of New York […]

World Meeting of Families – Tra...

See the updated transportation information in this PDF document. For a summary – see below:

Personal Invitation to Philadelphia

If you have not given much thought to the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF), perhaps this personal invitation from Philadelphia’s own Archbishop Chaput may help to get you thinking and planning to attend!

Vacation by God’s grace

Our family is so budget-constrained every year, that it has become a family tradition to go on vacation by the grace of God and the help of some good people. However, a trip to Poland (we come from Poland and haven’t visited for 8 years straight) was so much out of our scope that it […]

Updating community picture

This year, to launch our PA household meetings after the summer break, we decided to update the picture of our household that is on the blog. We’ve brought our tripod, camera, made sure everyone is dressed properly (after playing in the pool), and set off the timer. And then, this happened: Turns out our boys […]

Obituary for Denis Leblond

Denis Leblond

Denis Jacques Leblond, age 57 (28 for a few decades now), returned to the Father on January 27, 2014. He was born in Boulogne Billancourt, France, on April 11 to Maurice (✝) and Jacqueline (✝) Leblond. He graduated from the Lycée Louis Le Grand (Paris, France) and received a PhD in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique […]

Pennsylvania (East)

Pennsylvania (East)

If you are in Pennsylvania and would like to get to know the Emmanuel Community, you can contact us at We gather once a month for Praise, Prayer, Formation and some Fun together over a cup of good coffee and a delicious dessert. Come join us from 1:00 – 5:00pm at one of the […]

Year of Jubilee

Year of Jubilee

The Jubilee Year ends with a great celebration The community just brought it’s jubilee year to a close with a spectacular gathering of over 4,000 members from all around the world in Paray-le-Monial, France. It was a time of renewal, rejoicing and reminiscing for all brothers and sisters alike. The renewal was inspired by the […]