Posts tagged Consecrated Life

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 […]

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 […]

Ash Wednesday & Valentine’...

We recently celebrated the Feast of the Presentation, a day dedicated to all the forms of consecrated life. At the end of the parish liturgy, the priest called for all the consecrated (or discerners) to stand in front of the altar. He then gave us each a white rose in gratitude for our “yes” to […]

Therese Miller appeal – only da...

Merry Christmas from a cold and snowy Minnesota! We hope your Christmas celebrations are filled with the peace and joy given to us from the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As you may know, the Community in Minnesota has been blessed with a brother and a sister that are discerning consecrated life in the […]

Walking with Mary on the Path of Fait...

The Marian consecration: as members of the Emmanuel Community, we seek to live out this consecration everyday when we pray St Louis de Montfort’s prayer of consecration to Mary. But what does it mean in our everyday ordinary lives? Why do we consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary? I have been Catholic for thirty-one years. […]

The Theo-Drama: When Christ Calls, He...

A memory I keep going back to during the past three months was when I found myself at sunset at the peak of the French Alps, overlooking a large valley. I’m in France this year because I’m discerning a call to the lay consecrated vocation within the Emmanuel Community. Since I’m the first American man […]