The Emmanuel Community was born out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in 1972. It started with a prayer meeting in Paris with Pierre Goursat and Martine Laffitte-Catta and grew quickly in France and around the world. In 1992, the Holy See recognised that the Emmanuel Community acts for the common good of the whole Catholic Church. As a Public Association of the Faithful, it brings together priests, consecrated men and women, families and single people who testify to the ecclesiology of communion encouraged by the Second Vatican Council. In 2017, this call to live the complementarity of the states of life for the new evangelisation led the Congregation for the Clergy to erect the Clerical Association of the Emmanuel Community (gathering priests and deacons). It is indissolubly linked to the Association of Faithful.


“Together we are Called” is a retreat day for married and engaged couples organised by the Love and Truth Team of the Emmanuel Community.
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Event: Pentecost Retreat 2023 – Prepare the Way for the Lord

At the great feast of Pentecost, God sent the Holy Spirit to encourage, enliven, and embolden the early Christians to love and to preach the Way. As ...

Event: EC Youth Dinner – Sunday 16 October

Young Catholics between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to a youth dinner on Sunday, October 16 at 6pm. The theme of the evening is ...

Emmanuel Mission Night – “Go, therefore, to the streets…” (Mt 22:9)

This coming Friday, September 23, the Emmanuel Community will be hosting its monthly Mission Night at the church of St. Vincent de Paul in Redfern. The goal ...

Event: Love & Truth Retreat – Marriage: A Call to Happiness

This retreat is for married and engaged couples, and will take place on November 19-20, 2022 at Mt. Carmel Retreat Centre in Varroville (near Campbelltown). The theme ...

What is ‘Love & Truth’?

Love & Truth is a worldwide outreach of the Emmanuel Community for couples seeking to grow in their Christian vocation to marriage. The outreach takes the form ...

Event: 7 Churches Pilgrimage

Come and join us this May 15th, for the Seven Churches Pilgrimage in Sydney. Following in the tradition of St Philip Neri of Rome, the Emmanuel Community ...

Event: Pentecost Retreat 2022 – Streams in Dry Land

Where is God? Where is the Holy Spirit? Our lives are so rich, and yet, there is often a darkness – there is so much mental anguish, ...

Event: Together we are Called

“Together we are Called” is a retreat day for married and engaged couples organised by the Love and Truth Team of the Emmanuel Community. This day is a great opportunity to ...

Love in lockdown – a testimony from Australia

In Australia, Love and Truth organised an evening to help couples renew their love experienced through confinement. “Last week we passed 100 days of Stage 4 lockdown ...

Ring the bells!

In just a few days, we’ll be celebrating Pentecost! Sarah, from Australia, tells us “let yourselves be prompted by the Holy Spirit!” In January, James and I ...

Emmanuel Community Australia on Shalom TV!

On Friday, December 14, 2018, 8.30pm (BST), Shalom World TV features the Emmanuel Community in Australia. Here’s a preview: We thank Shalom World TV and our brothers ...



Songs of praise, celebration and worship to pray and meet God through music.

"Life is a journey, along different roads, different paths, which leave their mark on us. We know in faith that Jesus seeks us out"

The Emmanuel Community's vocation is to bear witness to God's presence in the world, his closeness and his love for each person.

It brings together lay people (married, single, consecrated in celibacy) and priests, who live in the heart of the world and put themselves together at the service of the mission of the Catholic Church through adoration, compassion and evangelisation.


In order to announce the good news of God's presence by adapting to the needs of the world, the Emmanuel Community has developed many proposals for couples and families, children, adolescents, young people, those who want to bear witness in professional life or serve the poor.