Posts tagged Family

Prayers for brother diagnosed with te...

For those of you who haven’t heard, our brother – Esteban Garcia in Minnesota was recently diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. His family realized something was up when, about nine months ago, Esteban had trouble singing with the youth choir he helped lead. His voice had changed and it was more difficult to […]

The story of Cyprien and Daphrose (vi...

See this short, movie about our brother and sister from Rwanda, soon to be canonized – Cyprien and Daphrose. Hope it will inspire you. EC Blog Team

The Wealth of Kinship

It is good to have parents. A father and a mother. It is also good to know one’s grandparents. Two men and two women: four different persons. We are thankful to them, for their four bloods are running in our veins, making each one of us, a unique and precious being. I take pleasure in […]

Rejoicing in God’s gift of life

On April 22nd, the day of David’s birthday, we welcomed our third child and first daughter. Jacinta Maria Faustina, our little redhead, was born at 9:38 a.m. weighing 8 lbs 15 oz and measuring 21 inches. Her brother’s Max and Nicolás are overjoyed to welcome a little sister and her father received the gift of […]

Welcome to Life

It was with great joy that our youngest child was baptized over Divine Mercy weekend. We remarked at the light pouring through the stained glass window which shows the Sacred Heart revealed to St. Margaret Mary because Baptism is an amazing gift of God’s mercy. Those in attendance were also able to pass through the […]

Love Story Project – Claudine &...

I was surprised to hear him proposing to me. I got confused because I was trying to peacefully end my first relationship when Serge came. I knew him as a decent person with faith, intelligent, joyful and cool…

Love Story Project – Jacqueline...

In the past two+ weeks fifteen couples shared their “Love Stories” in this blog, leading us to this celebration of St. Valentine’s day and drawing us closer to the Source of their love. However, the beauty of a sacramental marriage continues – beyond the St. Valentine’s day, beyond Ash Wednesday, into the Lent, and all […]

Love Story Project – Rosemary &...

March 1980, New York, both attend a day of prayer and recollection and are distracted. ;-) by each other’s presence.

Love Story Project – Patricia &...

My first impression of him was: stiff, serious guy that never smiles and knows nothing about the “real world”. He was not the kind of guy I wanted to hang out with.

Love Story Project – Autumn �...

We first met while playing frisbee on my college campus. Although Autumn doesn’t remember meeting me, I certainly remember her.

Love Story Project – Eva &...

Although both French, born very near each other in Paris within one month, we met in New York City. Eva was a student and Bertrand was an intern. We were then 23 years old.

Love Story Project – Roses ...

The love story below is far from the “happily ever after” promised in fairy tales and Disney movies. All the more so, then, does it testify to the grace that comes from the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

Love Story Project – Marie ...

Marie and I met sometime in the fall of 1998 through the LifeTeen youth group at our parish in Austin, TX. Marie was born and raised in Texas while my family and I are from Milano, Italy.

Love Story Project – Kate &...

Soon after Christmas, Tom invited me to go ice-skating on what seemed to be the most frigid day in Minnesota. This, of course, was the first of many dates that followed.

Love Story Project – Alejandra ...

In early December of 2009, I received a message from an American man living abroad in Italy. My first thought? “Oh no! Not someone abroad!” I ignored the message and went about my business.

Love Story Project – Gwénaëlle ...

We were both 37 years old and realized we pretty much each knew what we wanted in life. We asked a married couple to help us ask each other the right questions in order to discern, to make up our minds and see if we wanted to get married together.

Love Story Project – Hannah �...

Love Story Project – Hannah & Chris

In 2011 Chris and Hannah were in their first year of law school. Both were focused their studies but also on staying near the Lord.

Love Story Project – Caroline &...

We met for the first time at the ages of 18 and 22 but it was only a few years later, through an Emmanuel Community Youth prayer group, that we started to get to know each other better.

Love Story Project – Amy &...

In the summer of 2005, Amy was preparing for a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Cologne, Germany when Thomas first contacted her through AveMariaSingles

Love Story Project – Louisiane ...

I left my family to go to study in another city in our country. I had several contenders at that time. I noticed Emeric at the daily Masses in parish, he attended before going to work.