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Extraordinary Minister of Holy Commun...

When you want to serve and offer your help, you may find yourself involved in the liturgy in this special way. You work side by side with respectable gentlemen who have been altar serving since they were 10 years old and with dignified ladies who came to this parish when their first child entered the […]

The young dove – a parable by M...

On the roof of the Temple, a dozen white doves were balking in the first rays of a lovely morning sun. A pair of fledglings enjoyed the gorgeous view from the place and they loved to hear the cooing of the large pigeons, jealously courting along the rosy tiles… One day, the beautiful calm suddenly […]

South Dakota

Looking for the Emmanuel Community across the beautiful prairies of South Dakota? As of 2018, one Community family has taken up residence in central Sioux Falls near the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Joseph and the city’s namesake “falls.” They are adoring with the Perpetual Adoration Sisters down the block and hosting a small but vibrant […]

Laurent Landete nominated at the pont...

On October 6, 2018 the Vatican announced the new members of the dicastery (minister) for laity, the family and faith. Among the nominees Pope Francis named Laurent Landete, from the Emmanuel Community and former international moderator of the Emmanuel Community as consultant member. The Dicastery promotes pastoral ministries and apostolates aimed at supporting families and […]

Joy on the Solemnity of Our Lady of M...

Our family had the privilege last week to be with the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mercy as they welcomed two young women into the novitiate. It was an incredibly happy time and their faces radiated the joy of heaven as they said “Yes” to God. I […]

The power of the Mass

Do you sometimes struggle at a Mass to stay focused? To truly believe in what really is going on at the Altar? You are not alone. Someone has created this short video – just over 3 minutes – to re-inspire Catholic in their participation in the Holy Eucharist. Watch this, and get re-inspired! Patricia & […]


We are the only brothers in our area right now. We have weekly prayer and sharing over video-conference with our brothers from Atlanta, and we travel there every month to pray, praise the Lord with them. Mission is daily with our parish, at school, in our neighborhood and at the workplace. We also help Emmanuel […]

ESM on mission in California

ESM Team had a great fraternal time at Camille & Paul Leblond’s! On fire for the mission! Fr. Charles (ESM-NY)

Ohio (Northeast)

We welcome you to Northeastern Ohio! Our family-sized community invites you to join us for prayer, Mass, and Adoration, to see how we live the graces of the Emmanuel Community in the Cleveland area. Contact us via email at Colleen (OH)

The teacup

It was Jim and Jenny’s present. They had noticed that I liked fine china. They offered me a teacup sitting on a saucer-tray. I left the thing in my summer cabin, where I would use them whenever I stayed at the restful place in the woods. The cup was their friendly presence there. Every morning […]

Community day in PA

Last Sunday, the PA community gathered together for a social afternoon of friendship and faith. It was a time to reconnect after the long summer break, sharing memories, discussing the community calendar for the year and the possible missions for the months to come. A beautiful scripture, Psalm 147, marked the time of praise and […]

Past ESM-er makes final vows

Jenica Thornby met the Emmanuel Community about nine years ago in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She participated in a household for a time and then decided to attend the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome from 2009-2010. She decided to pursue a religious vocation after the ESM and entered the Disciples of the Lord […]

Arrangements for Suz’s final fa...

All are welcome to come and celebrate the life of this beautiful woman.   Live stream and recording of the Viewing can be watched here. Live stream and recording of the Funeral Mass can be watched here.   Mike – Suz’ brother (CA)

Suzanne is Home

Dear Emmanuel Community friends, It is with sadness exceeded only by joyful hope that I share the news of my big sister Suzanne passing from this life into the next. She impacted the lives of people all over the world through her art and with her heart. She had a heart for the Lord and […]

Prayers for Suzanne and her family

This Friday, Sept. 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross, St. Catherine of Siena Church in New York will have a solemn Mass at 5:15pm followed by all-night Adoration. This is an annual event which the parish offers for the intentions of all those in the nearby hospitals and for those who care for them. […]

Mysteries – DC Community Day

Yeeeees, meeting the brothers and sisters again after a whole long summer! So many things to share, summer memories, family gatherings, travels, kids growing up, bad news, good news… We open the song books and praise plunges us in the Mystery of Divine Love: the Lord wants to be in our hearts, He is at […]

Lynx officially Emmanuel Community se...

Dear brothers and sisters, It is with great joy that we announce to you that our brother seminarian, Lynx J.M. Soliman, of the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey, has been officially recognized as a seminarian of the Emmanuel Community by the Archbishop of Newark, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. His Eminence graciously welcomed the […]

The Pope’s response to the Abus...

We are humbly reminded of our sinful nature that is called to redemption. May we heed Pope Francis’ call to fasting and prayer in reparation of these sins. See full text of the Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God. Rosemary (DC)

Video message of General Moderator

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are finishing our Marian Year and you will find here the video message of Michel-Bernard de Vregille, General Moderator of the Emmanuel Community. A Blessed Assumption Day to all! By

Fr Andrew installed as Pastor

Fr. Andrew Brinkman was installed as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in St. Paul on Sunday, July 15th. Before then, he had been serving as the parochial administrator since November of 2016. Although the change in title doesn’t change practically in his service of the parish it now establishes that the Archbishop has […]