Posts tagged Minnesota

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 […]

Fr Andrew installed as Pastor

Fr. Andrew Brinkman was installed as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in St. Paul on Sunday, July 15th. Before then, he had been serving as the parochial administrator since November of 2016. Although the change in title doesn’t change practically in his service of the parish it now establishes that the Archbishop has […]

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 […]

Bishop Baraga Trail

This year, we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the death of Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga. He was a Slovenian priest who spent 37 years travelling by canoe, snowshoe and foot in order to minister primarily to the Ojibwe and Ottawa Indians in Upper and Lower Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Baraga was known for his assiduous […]

Evening for the Artists

The Minnesota community hosted an Evening for Artists on President’s Day. It was held at Father Andrew’s parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul, and consisted of a holy hour, a “high” Mass celebrated ad orientum with incense, and a social with appetizers, musical performances, and art on display. One highlight was the two […]

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 – 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 – 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 – Heather an...

February 14th is a day when love is celebrated by couples. We want to take this Valentine’s Day to honor “the icon of God’s love for us,” (Pope Francis) sacramental marriages! To display the beauty of a sacramental marriage, we are aiming to post at least 14 love stories from our married brothers and sisters […]

December gathering in MN

When the MN community gathered in December, it was an occasion to join with the brothers and sisters around the world in reconsecrating ourselves to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. On the same day that the international leadership and many more were gathered in Paray-le-Monial, France, the village where Jesus asked for devotion 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 […]

Keeping the Faith

Earlier this week, I dropped my daughter off at preschool and as I was driving home, I began to reflect on this season of Advent. As I have been waiting for Jesus, I recognize that the disposition of my heart has not been particularly vigilant or joyful. I have waited with a burdened heart and […]

Household isn’t only for spirit...

Our households are the regular means for growing in charity, zeal for mission, compassion, and much more. We gather weekly (or every other week) and lift each other up to walk the path of holiness together. They are also opportunities to be joyful Christians as we experience the fraternal life of the Emmanuel Community. Two […]

Visit of Fr. Martin Lagacé in Minneso...

This past November, the Community here in Minnesota had the pleasure of hosting Fr. Martin Lagacé for a weekend of workshops on how to improve and enrich both Praise and the Liturgy. Fr Martin is an Emmanuel Priest from Quebec City. He has a beautiful zeal for the Lord and the gift of Praise as […]

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. […]

St. Margaret Mary and Sacred Heart

Before our family began walking with the Community, I honestly did not have a devotion to the Sacred Heart. Throughout my life, I have prayed the little prayers at church and seen the paintings etc. but for some reason, I had little desire to know what the image of Jesus and his burning heart symbolized. […]

Welcome Avila Rose

The Community in Minneapolis has gotten bigger by one! Avila Rose was born to Jacqueline and Patrick Kane. She is much loved and welcomed by all – and especially by her older siblings: Olivia, Virginia, Thomas and Vianney! A little message from Jacqueline: ” Last Saturday – September 30th- we had a healthy baby girl. […]

Community day in Minnesota

On September 9th, we opened the Marian year as a local Emmanuel Community here in Minnesota. With a total of 11 Adults, 10 children (plus a sweet little one in utero), we made the two and a half hour trek to the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin. We began […]

Welcoming little Kolbe to the Church

On August 5th, the Twin Cities community was pleased to join two of its members, Tom and Heather Triplett, at the baptism of their fourth son, Kolbe Joseph Triplett. The baptism was presided over by their parish priest, Fr. Nathan LaLiberte, in the same church Heather and Tom were married in only 9 1/2 months […]