Counting my blessings

Mental Arithmetic: February 3rd, 2019 — Community day + 10.1 mile drive from my place to Aleth and Remi’s house + 2 burning fires in the beautiful fire-places + 12 adults, 21…

Call for prayers for Esteban

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing to you on behalf of Esteban, Lucero, their children, and the entire Minnesota Emmanuel Community, to beg your prayers for our brother Esteban. Many of…

Rita

Rita. A little blond head, somewhere, feeding the chickens, in the sunshine of Germany. During the years when Hitler roused the stadiums roaring loud… Rita. There she is. Her daughter Nancy found…

Let’s not miss the sign!

She was devastated. One can understand how devastated the young mother was… Her husband had left. Without warning. He had taken a few belongings. And vanished. No word can express the shock……

Emmanuel Community Sessions in Paray-le-Monial, France

You have probably heard about Paray-le-Monial, a small city in the center of France, 2 hours from Paris by train, where Jesus appeared to St Marguerite Marie Alacoque in the 17th century…

Celebrating Consecrated Life

Instituted by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1997, the celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life coincides with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd when Jesus…

Praise the Lord for everything!

My faith and personal life has been extremely difficult in the last few months. There’s a not polite or delicate way to phrase it. It seems like no matter where I go,…

Pilgrimage to Most Blessed Sacrament Shrine

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Have you already heard about the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament near Birmingham, Alabama? If not, here’s a brief summary: In the mid-1990s, Mother Angelica traveled to…

John Paul baptized

Just one month ago, we had the great honor and privilege to have our son, John Paul, baptized. We waited in expectant hope for a child for such a long time and…

Praise the Lord! Always!

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Back from our National gathering in Atlanta, our household was on fire to find a new mission of evangelization for our community in Boston. We had…

His last work was a present

“He made it for you”, his daughter told me, handing me the little cross of golden metal. Edward was a clever handyman. He could make anything with his brain, with his hands…

Urgent prayers for Moens family

Let us pray for a miracle healing through the intercession of Pierre Goursat, our founder, for Marie-Anne Moens, daughter of Jean-Luc and Anne Moens. “Lord Jesus, we pray for the beatification of…

That’s why

We are invited to begin each new year with Our Blessed Mother Mary, rosary in hand. We know that she does what mothers do: loving and caring, she gives good advice and…

Comfort in mourning

Joseph died Sunday morning when he was about to be three. With a rare disease, his heart would not have sustained any significant seizures of the disease. This little Joseph was the…

Love Story Project – Eléonor and Ghislain

The “Love Story Project” continues! Since the original 15 testimonies posted in February 2018, leading us to this celebration of St. Valentine’s day in 2018, couples continue to share with us their…

A Monton de Flores A heap of flowers

There they were, hundreds, thousands of them, a heap of flowers, brought into the cathedral, as so many offerings to «La Morenita», Our Lady of Guadalupe… A heap of colors and fragrances,…

Celebrating the Immaculate Conception

The Minnesota community celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with a community day in Delano. This is a small town of ~5,000 people about 45 west of the Twin Cities. Three…