Just what is ESM?


Emmanuel Schools of Mission (ESM) are residential schools of formation for 18-25 year olds across the world.  These schools offer young people a unique opportunity to grow in faith and to learn how to share it with others.  Some Irish young people share their experiences:

‘Doing the school has been like undertaking a long adventurous journey, from home to Rome, from student of an academic subject to student of life, from simply passing the time to really beginning to live!’ (Sean)

‘The peace I received has been invaluable to me. I feel like my eyes have been opened. I don’t feel so threatened by the world anymore because God has opened my heart to Him. Now my life is in His hands.’ (Francis)

Dublin City Mission ESM Rome

ESMs are set in various languages & cultures.  

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Who are we?

 – An International Catholic Lay Community on 5 Continents, in 67 countries and right here in Ireland

– Founded in France (1972) by Servant of God Pierre Goursat & Martine Lafitte-Catta after experiencing the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

– 11,500 community members that includes 265 priests and  200 consecrated men & women

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The Emmanuel Community organises activities and programmes in parishes and dioceses, across cities and towns…..

Street evangelisation

…..in pubs and clubs, shopping centres and markets, schools and universities, homes and anywhere that people meet together.

For members of Emmanuel, the discovery of God’s infinite and personal love brings a desire to share this with each and every person we meet, because every single person is loved by God the Father for all eternity.

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