WATCH the video below about Pierre Goursat.  Discover ‘Pierre et L’Emmanuel‘ (Pierre & Emmanuel).

This video is in french with english subtitles.

Pierre Goursat (1914-1991) is the founder of the Emmanuel Community.  With the opening of his cause for beatification in 2012, Pierre Goursat is called “Servant of God”.  Learn more about the life story of Pierre Goursat here.


Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 00.20.24For a more in-depth exploration, READ ‘Fire and Hope, Pierre Goursat Founder of the Emmanuel Community’  by Fr. Bernard Peyrous & Herve-Marie Catta.   Published by EDITIONS DE L´EMMANUEL, this book may be ordered from Abbey Bookshop, Limerick (061 400252), through bookstores, Amazon or other internet book suppliers. Search using title, authors, publisher and ISBN: 2915313407 978-2915313406).


THE LATEST PUBLICATION: ‘Words of Pierre Goursat

Collected and presented by Martine Catta, and published by EDITIONS DE L´EMMANUEL, it has been described as a book that reveals Pierre as  ‘a man of prayer, his teachings and the advice he gave were words of fire. His Words reveal his stong character and also the way in which he introduced people to a Christian life of evangelization lived out in the real world.  It is the kind of book one needs to read slowly, and to re-read.’ 

It may be sourced through Bookstores, Amazon or other internet book suppliers quoting the title, authors, publisher and ISBN: 978-2353892884.

A kindle edition has also been published on Amazon.


Pierre in conversation

Pierre Goursat in Dublin 1978