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Special guest at ESM NYC

We were thrilled to have Suzanne and her brother Mike Kent at ESM last week. What a blessing it was! Thank you Suz! Thank you Mike! You remain in our daily prayers. Fr. Charles (ESM-NYC)

Calling all Catholic Young Adults to ...

We need your prayers! Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Dracut near Boston is welcoming the Emmanuel School of Mission – New York City for a full week-end of evangelization, praise and adoration for young adults from June 22nd to June 24th. Please send your prayers for those that the Lord is calling in different […]

Retreat of the Fraternity of Jesus

Gathering approximately 50 members of the Community from Canada and the US, Laurent and Cristel Landete joined us for their final trip as Moderator (Laurent) for the Community. Laurent has given 15 years of service to the Community beginning with the local responsibility in Bordeaux before moving to regional, national and finally Moderator of the […]

Rejoicing in God’s gift of life

On April 22nd, the day of David’s birthday, we welcomed our third child and first daughter. Jacinta Maria Faustina, our little redhead, was born at 9:38 a.m. weighing 8 lbs 15 oz and measuring 21 inches. Her brother’s Max and Nicolás are overjoyed to welcome a little sister and her father received the gift of […]

One Priest, nine years and four peaco...

For our Household (here in Boston) on May 23rd, Father Sean suggested that we could have Mass together, as he had a special intention on that day. His intention was kept a secret until mass started after a joyful praise and Father Sean told us it was his 9th ordination anniversary. So in the humble […]

A happy encounter

Recently, while traveling, I had the joy of meeting two sisters from the Emmanuel Community in Georgia – Anne and Caroline. What a grace to be able to ‘get together’ for a little sharing and coffee time… And what a wonderful sisters that took time of their busy days – just to meet with me! […]

Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ...

This year, on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Vatican proclaimed a new obligatory memorial in honor of our Lady, known as the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. It will be celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost, the day after we joyfully celebrate the birth of […]

Help for Suzanne

As some of you may have heard, our dear sister Suzanne is fighting a serious battle with brain cancer. For those of you that do not know Suzanne, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and nine year old daughter, Sophia. She is a talented artist who painted many beautiful Icons for the Emmanuel Community […]

New household in Wisconsin

We here – in Wisconsin are blessed with Community! Having our brother from Brazil- Sergio, here on a post-doc, we are meeting together every two weeks or so on a Sunday afternoon in Madison or Janesville. Together we are learning new songs, enjoying a meal and sharing of how the Lord has been working in […]

International Conference of Charismat...

You’re Invited!: International Conference of Charismatic Communities in Georgia, USA Every year the Catholic Fraternity, the Holy See’s formal network of Charismatic Communities around the world, gather for a conference on different continents. The 18th Annual International Conference will be held in Augusta, Georgia (June 29-July 1, 2018) on the theme “Disciples Together on Mission”. […]

New North American Advisory Committee

With the re-approval of the new Emmanuel Community statutes, the Community throughout the world is being equipped with Zone (typically continental) Advisory Committees. These Committees will meet once a year to order to give feedback and suggestions to the Community leaders of the mission of the Community in their respective countries. The committee members are […]

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 […]

Audience with Pope Francis

Dear brothers and sisters, We are pleased to announce that, as part of the annual meeting of priests during the Easter octave, the Holy Father has just granted a private audience to the Emmanuel Community. This audience will take place on Saturday, April 7th at 10am at the Papal Household, Vatican. We are in thanksgiving […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]