Myriam – ‘my last chance’

Faced with the emptiness of her life, Miriam went through a deep depression. It was then that she experienced meeting Christ in the Eucharist. During adolescence, a great spiritual quest grew in my heart. I was baptized and our mother taught us the Our Father and Hail Mary. We said them every night. But that […]

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Isabelle, air traffic controller

Attracted by Christ, but not inclined to a life consecrated to God, Isabelle for long lived a divided life. Today, her career as an air traffic controller does not prevent her from journeying with the Emmanuel Community. I grew up in the southwest of France, near Lourdes. I always loved Christ. As a child I […]

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Bernard: a meaning to his life

Bernard is committed in celibacy in the Community. I had looked for a long time for a meaning to life when the Lord permitted me to meet the Emmanuel Community. I found there a living Church with Christians who happily lived out their faith while respecting the tradition of the Church. At this time of […]

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Silvani – a family

I am 23 and a member of the Emmanuel Community in Indonesia. The first time I met Emmanuel was when a friend invited me to the Youth Forum in Indonesia in 2005. I did not immediately join Emmanuel because I wanted to enjoy my teenage life and thought it would be an obstacle to making […]

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Testimony of Martine Catta

At the beginning of the Emmanuel Community, Pierre Goursat and Martine Catta shared the foundational experience on February 13th 1972. This is a testimony originally published in the Letter to the Emmanuel Community in January 2011. It all began with the experience of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit1 During a weekend where we were […]

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