‘What the world needs is God’s love…’ Benedict XVI tells Emmanuel

On 3rd February 2011, the 20th anniversary year of the death of the Servant of God, Pierre Goursat, Pope Emeritus Benedict met with members of the International Council of the Community, bishops coming from the Emmanuel Community, and those responsible for the important missions of the Community  such as the outreach to couples and families  and the Emmanuel Youth apostolate.


Pope Benedict address those gathered, and the whole of the Emmanuel Community, beginning with the words  ‘Dear friends, the profound grace of your Community comes from Eucharistic Adoration.  From this Adoration is born compassion for all and from this compassion is born the thirst to evangelize (cf. Statutes, Preamble, I).In the spirit of your charism, I thus encourage you to deepen your spiritual life by giving an essential place to the personal encounter with Christ, the Emmanuel, God-with-us, so that you may let yourselves be transformed by him and enable the passionate desire for mission to develop within you….‘  To read the full text of Pope Benedict’s address to the Emmanuel Community, click here

Watch a short report of the meeting from ROME REPORTS below

WHO we are

*On 5 Continents, 57 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

*11,000 members (2016): married & single lay people, 220 diocesan priests, 90 seminarians, 200 consecrated men & women and 1,200 missionary volunteers

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