Posts tagged DC

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel ...

Listen to the teaching by our dear sister Rosemary – for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Fresh from the Emmanuel Community USA youtube channel. EC blog team (US)

Fragments

A Thursday night in April. Our household is in charge of organizing an hour of praise and adoration at the St John Paul II Shrine in Washington, DC. We try to be on time. We have songbooks, instruments, paper and pencils to write prayers intentions to be traded in for Bible passages. Inside the chapel, […]

The Communion of Saints – my fa...

I like to profess all the mysteries of our faith, wondering at each of them with the Rosary (when not falling asleep). It’s worth taking the time again and again, to catch a glimpse of their richness. Yet it seems that it’s like knitting a Jacquard colored pattern: you have knitting needles and one ball […]

Testimonies from Weekend of Mercy in ...

During this Divine Mercy Retreat at St. Genevieve‚Äôs lovely church, I felt very welcomed by familiar and new Emanuel Community members. This experience allowed me to spend some more quality time to think of our Lord and expose myself to His presence. Elise, HS sophomore Throughout the Emmanuel Community retreat, I had a nice and […]

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 […]

Second Sunday of Lent around Washingt...

Take a bunch of kids (any age, older ones can help with babies and toddlers) and a terrific sister who loves kids and Jesus. Let them together in a large basement with crafts for a few hours. During this time, put some adults (parents and others) in front of a nice prayer corner with candles […]

From Babel, with love

It’s good to remember that the Emmanuel Community was born in France from an American seed. A nice beginning. Today French brothers and sisters who travel around the world always come back happily to Paray-le-Monial, where they sing and praise the Lord in French with those nice songs from the green songbook. Others stay in […]

American Liturgy

When we came from France, 11 years ago, we started attending mass at the French parish in Washington, DC (St Louis de France) and at the closest American parishes. We wanted to inculturate. Then two of our children attended a Catholic American school (St Jane de Chantal, in Bethesda, MD), and the immersion became more […]

The Internet, neo-paganism and the Co...

In our own home, where we try to create as St John Paul II named it a small domestic church, it seems that nothing can stop the flow of bad stuff from the whole world. Whether they look for it or not, as soon as they go on the Internet our own children receive harsh […]

First times

In the northern hemisphere, September is the month of first times. The very first time in primary school, then in middle school, then again in high school, a never ending back-to-school cycle. And then there is the first time in college, and later your first job… Then comes the next step: we take our children […]

Unexpected meeting in Philly

Michal: One sunny day this June I went to a daily mass, as I usually would. After the mass a young man came up to me – it was Matthew from DC. An unexpected meeting of a brother from the Community – what a joy! Matthew apparently came to Philly for a conference on Science, […]