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Father François Gonon on AMORIS LAETITIA

The Pope is calling shepherds to “adopt the demanding and merciful gaze of Christ, the Good Shepherd who is attentive to each one of his sheep and …

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9 days till the Pentecost! Veni Sancte Spiritus!

Pentecost Sunday Sequence Here is a prayer that will help us on our way to Pentecost! Let us move forward together towards Pentecost and ask the Holy …

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Monsignor Denis Biju-Duval on AMORIS LAETITIA

Pastoral Conversion: Go out to people, renew their initial evangelization, offer them paths to human and spiritual growth. The scope of the possible initiatives opens up before …

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ESMs: Empower to evangelize!

Walk together with the youth Last March, the ESM (Emmanuel Schools of Mission) directors, and their teams gathered at the Domus Emmanuel in Paris (France), to work …

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Come Holy Spirit, come!

Prayer Campaign Since March, CHARIS has been organizing a major prayer campaign to prepare for a new outpouring of the Spirit. Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the Ecclesiastical Assistant …

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“Coming myself from a broken family, I read the exhortation with gratitude”     __________________________ Excerpts from the press conference at which the Apostolic Exhortation was presented, …


A glimpse of the “Maison Saint Joseph”

Maison Saint Joseph (St. Joseph’s House) in Namur (Belgium), next to the Chapel of the Heart of Jesus, welcomes every year about twenty young people to discern …

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Alleluia! He is Alive!

A Happy and Blessed Easter to all!  

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Arise, O man, work of my hands, arise, you who were fashioned in my image

A reading from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday

AfricaCyprien & Daphrose Rugamba

April 7th marked the 25th death anniversary of Cyprien and Daphrose Rugamba

 “Murumve twana twanjye nabaraze urukundo” * “Listen my children, my legacy to you is love!”

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Lent with Pierre Goursat – Day16

With the help of Pierre Goursat, founder of the Emmanuel Community, let us move forward together during this Lenten Season Throughout Lent, let us ask Pierre  Words …


Emmanuel summer sessions – Paray

TAKE A FEW DAYS, AND HAVE A BREAK!   Come, relax, reflect, and regain momentum, during a session in Paray-le-Monial (France). Young or old, single, as a …


On this Solemnity of Saint Joseph, a testimony about the fruits of the ESM at a workplace

Last March 8, an ESM Roma alumni student, received the “Woman Achiever of the Year Award” from Nokia, in India.  Here’s her testimony: *It is an award …

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Lent with Pierre Goursat – Day1

With the help of Pierre Goursat, founder of the Emmanuel Community, let us move forward together during this Lenten Season Throughout Lent, let us ask Pierre  Words …

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« To live with the youth, to mentor them, to encourage them »​

Let’s give the floor to Felipe! Felipe Arancibia, 38, Chilean, is director of the ESM Salvador (Brazil) since 2019. an interview by Laurence de Louvencourt for “Il …

AfricaCommunity life

“At the Synod, I saw a Church listening to young people”

Throwback Thursday! Almost a year ago, an International Youth Forum was held in Rome, Desfortunées, a young adult from Cameroon, tells “Il est Vivant” about her amazing …


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 …


ESMs in Transition in the Spirit of Pentecost

Dear friends! For 35 years, ESMs helped empower young men and women so that they, rooted in Christ, could become missionary actors in our society. It’s incredible …

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“God first” Claire Eméretienne Fichefeux

A charismatic youth, simple and joyful, living her life in the odor of sanctity – an article from Charis Magazine* – Born in October 9, 1986, in …

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The power of prayer and perseverance turns sadness into joy!

Nancy, one of the young adults in the USA is a nurse, she tells us about her real struggles but also REAL HOPE and PEACE! Nancy, you’ve …

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“Ja” yes to the Lord, yes to each other, yes to hope and to joy!

We have heard “Love triumphs”! And it does! Laetitia and Maarten tell us the story about their marriage and how Love triumphed amidst the lockdown times Hi! …

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Together towards Pentecost 2020, with Pierre Goursat, Founder of Emmanuel Community

“The Lord desires to do more than call us to be close to Him. He wants to give Himself entirely to us. The Holy Spirit makes us …

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From the Continent of the rising sun: hope arises!

Limited resources and food supplies, difficulty in social distancing and telework, low internet availability … these do not prevent brothers and sisters in Asia to become creative …


« What do I fear the most: to die or to live without God? »

« What do I fear the most: to die or to live without God? » How do NGO volunteers manage the COVID-19 crisis during their mission? Anne-Gaelle, …