Posts tagged Priests

And God was in the cup!

There is often a particular pleasure in looking closer at very ordinary things. I find it fascinating to observe the beautiful flowers painted on my coffee-cup. Morning breakfast becomes a treat. The artist who decorated the cup, obviously relished in painting every leaf, petal, bud and stem of the roses, the «forget-me-not» and butter-cups that […]

When Our Lady plays a shadow show

… or how Heaven answers unsaid wishes. It was the middle of May, the «Month of Mary». Our parishes used then to organize an evening prayer every week in a different place. People would then prepare a nice altar and some flowers, and a statue of Our Lady between candles. Our turn came to provide […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Eve in Boston

Give thanks in all circumstances; For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Our household of Boston was pleased to gather for a Thanksgiving Eve dinner and to welcome Father Dominique Laforet from Larchmont, NY. After a joyful praise – even the fire alarm went on during our invocation of […]

Step towards priesthood for Lynx

Last Sunday, our community brother Lynx took the second step towards his priesthood by being instituted as an Acolyte! Let us support him with our daily prayers and rejoice in this gift to all of us! Patricia (PA)

She knows where YOU are!

This is unbelievable. Yet it really happened. A French attorney once went to Rome as a sight-seer. He entered Santa Maria Maggiore, while our Emmanuel choir was singing for the Mass. Cardinal Gantin gave the homily. His words reached the hardened heart of the Frenchman. Overwhelmed by God’s mercy, Edmond Fricoteaux vowed to offer a […]

Farewell, for now

This is one of the views that the Lord has been unfolding before my eyes since I was born. These are the shores of the “Bay of Paradise” which is between the river Penze and the bay of Morlaix in Brittany, France! I am flying back to my family, an ever growing community of about […]