Is there a place for couple in Emmanuel Community?
We met in ESM Rome. After the school, when we started a way together, each of us was discerning his call in the Emmanuel Community.
We lived our engagement apart from each other (one in France, the other one in Portugal). As we prepared our wedding we prayed and asked ourselves if the community was the place for us as a couple. During that time, looking at other community couples was important, as we recognized in their way of living something we desired for our own family: living with the Lord, in joy, and being open to serve the mission of the Church.
We are now married since 3 years, have 2 children and are responsible for the youth in the community in Portugal. As a couple we are particularly edified by the fraternal life with all the states of life, by companionship, by our service with the youth and by the weekly household.
We praise the Lord for the way He loves us and guides us through the community. Amen!
Maria Ana (Portugal) and Samuel (France)