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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 […]

Emmanuel in the Washington, D.C. area

Emmanuel in the Washington, D.C. area

Last week, four couples gathered together for a time of praise and sharing in Rockville, Maryland. We welcomed Chressance and Stanislas and their beautiful children who have recently moved to DC from Cameroon via Dubai. We shared about our different journeys with the Emmanuel Community so far and the challenges of living the faith in […]

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 […]

First Community Day in Detroit

First Community Day in Detroit

September 3rd was the first community gathering in Detroit. We have recently experienced a small growth of our tiny family.  For years the local community had been Eric, David and myself (Alejandra). We have faithful and patiently prayed for brothers and sisters and now the Lord has answered our prayers. Just over a month ago […]

Call to Companionship

Call to Companionship

Companionship is one of the graces of the Emmanuel Community. There is an urgent need right now for brothers and sisters to be companions, especially for married couples able to companion other couples. No experience is necessary. If you are able to pray to the Holy Spirit, to listen humbly, and have a desire to serve, […]

A Visit with St. Teresa of Calcutta

A Visit with St. Teresa of Calcutta

Today in Rome, the humble woman we know as Mother Teresa was canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta. We give thanks for her life that gives us deeper insight into God’s love and mercy.   In July of 1986, she attended the gathering of families held at Paray-le-Monial as part of international sessions organized by the Emmanuel Community. Listen […]

In Thanksgiving for Families

In Thanksgiving for Families

Congratulations to our dear brother and sister who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary this summer: Frederic and Anne-Sophie gathered family, friends and brothers from the Emmanuel Community in Paray-le-Monial, Burgundy, France where Jesus appeared to St. Margaret-Mary Alacoque, for a thanksgiving mass in the Chapel of the Apparitions. Their beautiful children (5 daughters and 2 […]

Mary, Our Mother and Our Queen

Today, the Church celebrates the memorial of the Queenship of Mary. Queen of Heaven and earth, Mary is also our beloved mother and she never tires of caring for us. Pierre Goursat, the founder of the Emmanuel Community, said, “I believe we can move forward confidently and Mary also tells us this. She said, ‘Behold, I am your Mother. I […]

La Trinité des Monts Entrusted to the...

La Trinité des Monts Entrusted to the Emmanuel Community

Last week, the care of the Trinité des Monts complex in Rome has been entrusted to the Emmanuel Community through an agreement by the Holy See and the French Government. This mission follows in the footsteps of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart and, most recently, the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem. Trinité […]

Pre WYD forum in Czestochowa

Pre WYD forum in Czestochowa

This week more that 4,000 young people, traveling to World Youth Day with the Emmanuel Community, have gathered for a four day forum in Czestochowa, the famous pilgrimage site in the south of Poland. They will spend 4 days praying, learning and celebrating their faith together before joining millions of others at World Youth Day […]

A Joyful Time Together

A Joyful Time Together

Recently, I had the joy of welcoming Arnaud and Olivia Simon from the Emmanuel Community in Montreal to an afternoon of fun in Allentown. The children enjoyed the pool and we prayed together as well. The joy of the Community is full of grace.   Submitted  by: Rosemary (PA)

Watch Sessions from Paray le Monial l...

Watch Sessions from Paray le Monial live

Between July 8th to August 21st, it will be possible to live stream the morning program from the Summer Sessions in Paray le Monial. You can join in with the praise, Mass, and teachings happening everyday. If the time difference makes live streaming a little difficult for us in the US, recordings of all the […]

Together 2016 at the National Mall

Together 2016 at the National Mall

Next week, on July 16th, Christians from all over the country will gather at the National Mall in Washington DC in the name of Jesus. They will come for “Together 2016,” an unprecedented, free event to unite in prayer and worship led by a solid line-up of speakers and musicians. The organizers say, “We believe there’s power in coming […]

Singing Along with “God of Merc...

In the spirit of World Youth Day this month, enjoy the music video of the Emmanuel Community’s WYD song, “God of Mercy.” EMMANUEL WYD 2016 SONG Melody and Lyrics: Emmanuel Community (Bernadeth Margritta)

Help for a Friend in Need

Help for a Friend in Need

Mike Kent attended the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome about 15 years ago and walked with the Community for a time.  His sister Suzanne Kent is still a friend of the Community. Let us concretely support our brother in Christ. – https://www.gofundme.com/2ce5abs4 Submitted by Rosemary Leblond (PA)

WYD Pilgrim Request

WYD Pilgrim Request

A special request comes from our Emmanuel Community brothers and sisters in the Philippines. They are asking for sponsors to help bring Filipino EC youth to the World Youth Day in Krakow this July. If you are interested in contributing to make their WYD pilgrimage to Poland a possibility, please contact: acorrea@emmanuelcommunity.com The official WYD Krakow website is: https://www.krakow2016.com/en/ We pray for all […]

A Time to Celebrate with Family

A Time to Celebrate with Family

June 11-12 weekend was an event-filled time in Allentown, shares Rosemary Leblond. Son, Gabriel, graduated from Emmaus High School and his five siblings and families joined the celebration. To add to this immense joy, grandchild number seven, Gaetan Luc, was baptized, too!   Written by: Rosemary (PA)

Pentecost 2017 in Rome: You’re ...

Pentecost 2017 in Rome: You’re invited!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, From May 31 to June 4, 2017 (the Feast of Pentecost), Pope Francis is inviting the Catholic Charismatic Renewal to meet him in Rome to celebrate its 50th anniversary. In 1967, a group of students from the University of Duquesne met for a retreat during which they received an outpouring of […]

Pope Francis Meets with the Pontifica...

Pope Francis Meets with the Pontifical Council for the Laity

Pope Francis met yesterday morning with the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Rome. Our moderator, Laurent Landete, who is part of the Council, was present. He shares that at the moments when he greeted the Pope and the group received the apostolic blessing, he held all the members of the Emmanuel Community in his heart, along […]

Summertime!

Summertime!

Last June, our family got together with Fr. Sean Maher and had a wonderful time celebrating Mass and sightseeing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. From the young bear that showed up on the grounds of the church before Mass to crossing the narrow rope bridge at the mountainside park, we have a great memory of that […]