Friday, November 29, 2013

Who are we?

The Emmanuel Community is an association of the faithful of all states of life.

The Community takes its name from Scripture: “Behold! the Virgin is with child and will give birth to a son whom they will call Emmanuel, a name which means ‘God with us’” (Mt 1:23).

“Emmanuel” is “God with us” in our daily life.

It is for all to recognise Jesus as the centre of their life in order to be “in the world without being of the world.”

For some, this will mean seeking holiness in everyday life, in the family and at work; for others, in celibacy for the Kingdom; for others still, in a life dedicated full time to apostolic works.

The profound grace of the Community comes from Eucharistic Adoration of God: “Emmanuel”, truly present among us.

From this Adoration is born compassion for all who are dying of hunger, both materially and spiritually. From this compassion is born the thirst to evangelise throughout the entire world, especially among the poorest of the poor.

Abandon to the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, the sacraments and liturgy, deeply establish the communal and apostolic life in the very life of the Church.

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