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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. […]

A gathering like no other

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! ~ Philippians 4:4 First Sunday of autumn, but you really feel more like summer. It is a beautiful day and we have so many reasons to rejoice in the Lord. All the Emmanuel Community members and friends from the Boston area are gathering in […]

Come let us bow down and worship

Recently, we had the opportunity to witness one of the Lords quiet marvels. While on holidays with our brother, who happens to be a priest, we were able to have a time of adoration at our cabin, which lies in the northern Boreal forest. With a little ingenuity and shuffling of furniture, we were able […]

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. […]

Mercy Night in New Jersey

Join in a night of Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, Testimonies, Mercy Prayer Groups and Praise as we meet the Lord for a heart to Heart encounter centered on Thanksgiving for His countless benefits! When? Friday, October 13 @ 8:00PM Where? Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 339 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove, New Jersey If you […]

October – Month of the Rosary

October This is the Month of the Rosary. I’m going to stand firm, rosary in hand, and nothing will take me away from my good resolution. Our Holy Mother will be the center of my everyday life and She’ll take me closer to Jesus, in the light of the Holy Spirit. Take a look on […]

Community day in Northern California

The Northern California Community (8 members of the East Bay household and 4 members of the Peninsula household) had a lovely Community day this Sunday to kick-off the Marian year! After attending mass, all gathered at Paul and Camille’s house in Mountain View to praise, listen to Laurent Landete’s message to open the Marian year, […]

Fatima Shrine Pilgrimage

On September 13, I pilgrimaged to the World Apostolate for Fatima in Washington, New Jersey. You were all spiritually part of this pilgrimage that gave the grace of a plenary indulgence. There was time for silent prayer in the chapel, reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, a procession while praying the rosary on the grounds […]

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 […]

Daily Consecration to Our Mother Mary

This year that marks the 100th anniversary of Fatima apparition the Emmanuel Community celebrates a Marian year, dedicated to Our Lady. The consecration to Mary is a daily living practice for EC members that reinforces of our desire to follow God’s will, leading to a greater love of Christ and the Church. The intercession of […]

Welcome a new EC family in Alabama

We are happy to welcome a new EC family in our “deep South”! Meet the Piganeau family: We are a French family that recently moved in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Pierre-Eloi works for a Tire plant as production shop manager and Berenice quit her job as we left France in order to support our 3 daughters in […]

Paray-Le-Monial, My Rock, My Citadel

When you have been living far from your country for a long time like me, you need landmarks and shelters more than ever. That is what means Paray-Le-Monial to me and this summer was no exception. Paray is a small town lost in the middle of Burgundy in France. But a place like no other […]

Opening of the Marian Year by Laurent...

Dear brothers and sisters, The Feast of the Nativity of Mary on September 8, marks the beginning of our Marian Year that will last till the Feast of the Assumption on August 15, 2018. For each of these Marian Feast of the Liturgical year, we will meditate, step by step, on the meaning of one […]

Mission in Miami – one year lat...

In May 2016, the Emmanuel Community in Miami and Blessed Trinity parish had the immense blessing of welcoming the ESM Rome students for an Easter Mission. As you can read in previous blogs, the mission was an absolute success filled with overwhelming graces from our Lord. Fast forward almost a year later and once again […]

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 […]

Creation of the Clerical Association ...

Paris, 30 August 2017 For the attention of all members of the Emmanuel Community, Dear brothers and sisters, Today at 2 pm, the creation of the Clerical Association of the Emmanuel Community will be made public. We wanted to give you in slight advance these important news for the community. The Congregation for the Clergy […]

Off to Manila, I need your help!

Off to Manila, I need your help!

I have now begun making my way towards Manila. This brings me to think more and more about this new adventure that I am about to embark on and why I chose the Emmanuel School of Mission. I really want to discover what their slogan ” Give all, get more” means to me. What is […]

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, […]

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 […]

From the Heart of a Child

From the Heart of a Child

Yesterday evening, we were doing a late spring family project of repainting the deck by the pool. It was such a wonderful time with my two youngest children F., seven, and J., five. We were taking turns scraping the old paint off and wiping down with a rag the dirty areas and sweeping up the […]