IMPORTANT: We move forward step by step according to the information we receive on the current health situation and the after lockdown scenario.
As of now, the Emmanuel Community has already taken the decision to cancel the July sessions :

  • The retreat from June 29 to July 5
  • The Session from July 9-14: “25-35”
  • The Session from July 16 to 19: “With or without handicap”
  • The Session from July 21 to 26 July: “International Session, the Travelling people Session, including the Day for the Sick on Saturday, July 25.

The different teams of the sessions are working on new proposals to accompany you during your summer. We will keep you informed as soon as possible!

If you paid in advance for your registration via our website, your fees will be fully refunded: registration fees, accommodation (that were organized by us) and meal tickets. See terms and conditions.

The financial impact of this crisis will obviously be significant, but we put our trust in God’s providence and we entrust this to your prayers.

The "R" family

« This session was a special moment for our family, we had the opportunity to ask each other’s forgiveness, on certain points which were obstacles in our relations between spouses and with the children, . It was a big leap for all of us»

Elisabeth and Alexander

« Our vacation in Paray Le Monial was the time for us to recharge our spiritual batteries and fill us with strength for our coming year. The memories and the highlights lived as a couple and with the children, the new songs discovered and the testimonies heard … accompany us throughout the year.. »


« It was my first session in Paray, I went there alone because in the middle of a separation and I was a little apprehensive … I loved everything! Praise has done me a lot of good of not focusing entirely on myself but to Him. I felt welcomed. The session gave me real joy. Thank you ! »


“Paray is an opportunity each year to ask myself, to renew my strength, to go to THE Source, to take time for prayer and to confess to get closer to God.

OThER sessions FOR SUMMER 2020

This Session is especially in English and French led by an international team. We particularly recommend this international session to English speaking people which will take place from July 21 to 26. All other sessions are led in French, but you can benefit from a translation in English and sometimes in other languages, according to the language groups participating in the session.

It is important to know: due to the dates, some sessions are quite in demand. To be able welcome the children in the best conditions, the number of places is limited. We might have to close the registration for some sessions. Register now!


Young or old, alone, as a couple, as a family or in a group, with or without handicap… for sure, there is a session that is tailor-made for you!

From June 29 to July 5 – A spiritual retreat

Led by the team of the Shrine of Paray-le-Monial, this retreat takes place before the start of the Sessions. 
It is a retreat according to the exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, mostly in silence, with each day spiritual meditations by Fr. Hans Putman, sj. 
*Children are not admitted during this retreat.

From July 9 to August 9 : 5 sessions for all

As indicated, everyone is welcome at these sessions: singles, couples, families, young and old. These sessions allow each person to move forward at his or her own pace and to receive what God has prepared for them.

From August 15 to 20 – Youth Forum

THE summer date for all 18-25 year olds! A session organized by and for 18-25 year olds.

From  August 21 to 23 – Jesus Festival

3 exceptional days of celebration and worship with twenty English and French Christian music groups. Whatever your age, your confession, your music tastes, you are all invited to Jesus Festival for an unforgettable moment with your friends and your family.