Come, get up!


 … For children of 4 to 11 years!

The challenges

  • Christian formation (human, spiritual and catechetical ) – to satisfy the thirst of children
  • A personal encounter with Christ – especially through the Sacraments and prayer
  • Friendship and faith sharing – through games, workshops and discussion groups



  • Spiritual Days
  • Retreats of two or three days
  • Camps
  • Specific welcome for children during retreats for couples
  • Activities during the sessions at Paray-le Monial, l’Ile -Bouchard and Beauraing (Belgium)
  • Games , making things (available online)



Following a prayer group for children between 8 and 11 years old in a parish in Bordeaux, major spiritual events were organised over several days. The first pilgrimage to Lourdes took place in November, 2001 – 110 children returned with enthusiasm – it was the beginning of ‘Come, get up!’


‘Come, get up!’ is a branch of Love & Truth. The programmes are developed in all the places where the Emmanuel Community is present, particularly in France and Belgium.
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