Young People 18-25 years old

… Evangelisation of young people by young people!

The mission to young people is carried out by young people in the Emmanuel Community.


  • To encounter Christ personally and live this each day
  • To become rooted in the Faith and be formed and grow as committed
  • Catholics in the world
  • To proclaim Christ to other young people that they encounter.


  • Prayer groups for young people in many student towns
  • Young people’s Winter and Summer Forums in Paray-le-Monial and elsewher in the world
  • Pilgrimages – in particular to the Holy Land in 2014
  • Emmanuel Schools of Mission (ESM) – a year for praying, formation and experiencing fraternal and missionary life (in Paray-le-Monial, Altötting, Rome, Manila, Salvador, Bafoussam, New-York)
  • Evangelisation missions


What are ESM… really ?



Pierre Goursat, from the beginning of the Community, welcomed young people and gave them his active attention. He ardently wanted them to deepen their relationship with Christ, to discover life in the Catholic Church (Sacraments etc.) and to form them as future members of the Church.

The first Young People’s Forum was in the Summer of 1984 in Paray-le-Monial. The Emmanuel School of Mission (ESM) was started in the same year.


Emmanuel offers activities for young people wherever it exists. The younger Emmanuel members live out their Community commitments in the same way as do other members.

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