Posts tagged France

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 […]

Our brother – Fr Philippe Chri...

Dear brothers and sisters, On this day of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus, it is with great joy that we share: the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed our brother Fr Philippe Christory, Bishop of Chartres, France He entered the Emmanuel Community in 1984, and made his commitment in 1991, Philippe was ordained priest […]

Our Lady of Prayer: “I will bring hap...

Saturday, December 9th, members of the Emmanuel Community all over the world (including us in Alpharetta / Gainesville GA) experienced the renewal of the Consecration of the Community to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The solemn consecration ceremony took place in the Sanctuary of L’Ile- Bouchard. Many of you may not have even heard […]

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 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 […]

Former New York EC family looks for h...

Bonjour! We are a French family living in Bordeaux, France, who are looking for a female au pair from mid-January until mid-August to help with our young and growing family! Since we are expecting our third child at the end of April 2018, the au pair will be primarily focused with our children Inès (2.5 […]