Praise the Lord! A new CD in English

Praise the Lord ! The latest He is Alive! album comes to enrich the English songs repertory of the Emmanuel Community with 15 new tracks! The album is called Mercy! This new CD of Emmanuel songs in English has just been released last February 2017, and is intended for English speaking countries and more widely, […]

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Two new ESMs in 2017 !

2 new Emmanuel Schools of Mission will open next September, one in the United States and the other in Cameroon . These schools of evangelization, soon to be 7, are signs of a beautiful missionary dynamic among young people. Throughout the world, ESMs form men and women to be missionaries for the world today. There […]

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Invitation of the Pope for Pentecost 2017

  “Renew Your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost” asked Pope John XXIII. There was the Second Vatican Council and shortly after the birth of the Charismatic renewal in the Catholic Church. 50 years later, Pope Francis in his turn, aspired for a new Pentecost for the Church. What’s going to […]

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Pentecost 2017: meeting in Rome

Pope Francis has invited us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church at Pentecost 2017. We are all invited to Rome for this great event. Pope Francis, a great evangeliser, very much desires that all the baptised should benefit from the marvellous grace of the outpouring of the Holy […]

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The joy of love: a treasure that urgently needs to be discovered!

Today, Pope Francis is giving the Church the gift of this beautiful letter about love in the family. Amoris Laetitia provides powerful missionary inspiration and deserves to be read and considered carefully. Here, Father Cedric Burgun, a member of the Emmanuel Community, gives us a few salient points to allow a fruitful reading. “Let us […]

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Way of the cross in Rome

A video on the Way of the Cross acted and interpreted by young people from the Emmanuel School of Evangelisation in Rome. This was in St Peter’s Square, Rome on Good Friday.

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Report on the meeting of Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill

“I felt the consolation of the Spirit in this dialogue”. This is what Pope Francis said during his meeting with Patriarch Kirill in Cuba on Friday 12 February. Here is an interview with Father Dominique-Marie David who is in charge of the ordained ministers and seminarians of the Emmanuel Community, which is also very involved […]

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ESM Day : “Go to all nations and make disciples”!

Today, January 25th, we celebrate the Conversion of Saint Paul. In the Gospel we can hear the call: “Go to all nations and make disciples”! Every year, young people want to respond to this call by committing a year in an ESM (Emmanuel Schools of Mission). For them, it is a call to become disciples […]

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Three days of jubilation in Kigali! (1/3)

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September, 2015 were three days of celebration for the Emmanuel Community due to two exceptional events – the opening of the cause for the canonization of Cyprien Rugamba and Daphrose Mukasanga, founders of the Emmanuel Community in Rwanda and the Jubilee of 25 years of the existence of the Community […]

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Three days of jubilation in Kigali! (2/3)

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September, 2015 were three days of celebration for the Emmanuel Community due to two exceptional events – the opening of the cause for the canonization of Cyprien Rugamba and Daphrose Mukasanga, founders of the Emmanuel Community in Rwanda and the Jubilee of 25 years of the existence of the Community […]

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Three days of jubilation in Kigali! (3/3)

Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September 2015 was for the Emmanuel Community three days of celebration over two exceptional events: the opening of the Cause for the Canonization of Cyprien Rugamba and Daphrose Mukasanga, the founders of the Emmanuel Community in Rwanda, and also the 25th Anniversary of the Community in Rwanda!
 The beginning […]

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Election of the new International Council

On July 17th 2015, the college of prayer and election met to renew the International Council of the Emmanuel Community. Were elected : Bruno ABART (France), Laurent ALBISETTI (Canada), Nestor ATTOMATOUN (Benin), Laurent BALEBA (Cameroon), Annick BESCOND (France), Faustine CARRON DE LA CARRIERE (France), Rafael CERQUEIRA FORNASIER (Brazil), Marguerite CHEVREUL (France), Martin FENKART (Austria) , François […]

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The Emmanuel Community in the Gabon is reborn

“This brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found!” (Lk 15:32) The Emmanuel Community in the Gabon was founded about twenty years ago. At the time, an expatriate Community couple were working there for an oil company. With the agreement of the local Church authorities, they […]

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News of our brothers and sisters in Burundi

Burundi is at present in a very tense state of build-up to Presidential Elections. The Emmanuel Community in Burundi has about 150 members, mostly in Bujumbura and Gitega, the two largest towns in the country. The anxiety which our brothers and sisters shared with us as this pre-election period was approaching has unfortunately been proven […]

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The Rome ESM team meets the Pope


Yesterday morning, Monday April 13th 2015, at St. Martha’s House, all the team from the Emmanuel School of Mission (ESM) in Rome met with the Holy Father. Charles Rochas (Director of the ESM) had the pleasure of concelebrating morning Mass with Pope Francis, in the presence of several of the faithful, including all the other […]

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Way of the cross in Rome

A video on the Way of the Cross acted and interpreted by young people from the School of Evangelisation in Rome and from the San Lorenzo Centre. This was in St Peter’s Square, Rome on Good Friday.

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Invitation from Archbishop Chaput to the World Meeting of Families


An invitation from Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, to the World Meeting of Families, was addressed to the members of the Emmanuel Community. The Meeting is to be held in Philadelphia on 22-25th September, and will include a visit by Pope Francis. Here also is the prayer for the family proposed by the Pope: […]

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The Head of the IMF visits a Fidesco centre

During a recent trip to Rwanda, Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), came to visit the ‘Cyprien and Daphrose Rugamba Centre’ in Kigali. This is a Fidesco project. For more than 20 years the Centre has received street children from Kigali in order to reintegrate them into society and into their families. […]

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