Emmanuel Mission Rome

Nine months of mission and formation for young adults

BECOME A TRUE MISSIONARY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

Living at the heart of the Church, the Emmanuel Community offers a year of mission and formation for young adults (19 to 30 years old) who wish to live in an international fraternity to become missionary disciples in their daily lives.

"Let the grace of your baptism bear fruit in a path of holiness. Let everything be open to God; turn to him in every situation. Do not be dismayed, for the power of the Holy Spirit enables you to do this, and holiness, in the end, is the fruit of the Holy Spirit in your life."

Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exultate 15

In Rome, we are incredibly lucky to discover how the Church acts as a mother who cares for all of God’s people. We have the opportunity to meet various leaders, to attend events with the Pope in St. Peter’s Square and to visit dicasteries (the ministries of the Church).
 
It is also the opportunity to learn a new language: Italian! Today Italian is the language of the Church. Knowing and mastering this language is an asset to be at the centre of the universal mission of the Church. 

BECOME A MISSIONARY DISCIPLE

AT TRINITÀ DEI MONTI

Responding to the Church’s call to holiness and mission, the Emmanuel Community offers young Catholics between the ages of 19 and 30 the opportunity to spend 9 months in Rome.
 
In fact, Emmanuel Mission Rome is a continuation of the Emmanuel School of Mission (ESM) which has been present in the city for more than 20 years.
 
Our aim is to train young adults to be missionary leaders in the Church of today and tomorrow. Rooted in a deep relationship with Christ and sensitive to the concerns of their neighbours, they live in fraternity in one of the most beautiful places in Rome: the Convent of Trinità dei Monti.

WHAT IS A MISSIONARY DISCIPLE

A missionary disciple is a Christian who contemplates the works of God in the world; who sees God’s footsteps preceding him. After having listened and watched how God operates, he  begins to proclaim the Gospel in the world. This expression became the heart of Pope Francis’apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel”.
 
In November 2014, the Pope encouraged future priests gathered at Lourdes with this message :

All that you are doing during your formation has but one purpose: to become humble missionary-disciples in order to be disciples. The preference for people who are the farthest is a response to the call of the Risen One who precedes you and who awaits you in the Galilee of the Gentiles. By going to the peripheries one also reaches the centre.

THE DAY OF A MISSIONARY DISCIPLE AT TRINITÀ DEI MONTI

Everything we do during these nine months in Rome is based on one of our four guiding principles:

Spiritual life

Day after day, we try to grow in personal and community prayer. We discover the deep dynamism of the liturgy and the power of the sacraments, we put daily Mass and adoration at the heart of our lives, integrate silence into our prayer life and learn to accept God’s mercy thus ourselves.

mission

We gain important pastoral experience through missionary activities in the Sacred Heart Institute of Trinità dei Monti (600 pupils from kindergarten to high school), in the church (more than a million tourists visit our church and the convent every year) as well as in the guest house (which welcomes hundreds of pilgrims every year).  We are also present among the poorest and most neglected people. This mission of compassion is particularly important. We also learn how to evangelize in an international and multicultural context in Italian, English and French.

formation

During the year we study the Bible, art history, theology, apologetics, evangelisation, antropology and much more. We are not an academic school, but we believe that a true missionary disciple must learn in order to be able to spread God’s Word.

Fraternal life

By choosing Emmanuel Mission Rome, we embrace a full-time residential community life. During this year of living together, we meet other young people from different cultures and backgrounds. Our community life is an effort to grow in charity and humility. We experience the joys and challenges of living with others and develop lasting friendships.

The team in charge

Stéphane

Responsible for the year

I am married to Mathilde and am a member of the Emmanuel Community. We have been in Rome since 2019 and I lead “Emmanuel Mission Rome” of Trinità dei Monti which succeeded the Emmanuel School of Mission in September 2020.

Olga

Volunteer

I was fortunate enough to be at the Emmanuel School of Mission last year, following which I decided to continue my mission with the Emmanuel Community. I accompany the young people in their formation and in their fraternal life.

Meat the MISSIONARY DISCIPLES

from 2020-2021

Emmanuelle

“I am 23 years old, I took a gap year in my business studies to meet God and make sure He dwells in my heart. “

Marion

“I am 21 years old and I have chosen to give one year to God in order to get to know Him better and learn to follow Him in my daily life”.

Charles

“I am 26 years old and I have come for one year at the end of my studies to learn more about the Holy Scriptures and to grow in faith, charity and hope”.

Marie-Alexia

“I am 21 years old, I came to meet God more personally and to put myself at the service of others through mission.”

Anne-Sophie

“I am 22 years old, and after a year of professional life, I joined the missionary fraternity to learn how to evangelise and follow God in every moment of my life”.

Stefano

“I am 21 years old and I am here because I have received so much from God that I want to share this immense love by leaving my comfort zone and learning to truly love my fellow brothers”.

Apply to Emmanuel Mission Rome

To apply to Emmanuel Mission Rome, you need to write to the person in charge, by filling this form:

After the first meeting, you will be asked to send us a mail with :
 
– a CV
– a cover letter 
– a letter of recommendation from a local church leader (bishop, parish priest, community leader, etc.)

Contact

We invite you to contact us to find out more!

Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 3
00187 Roma

 

THEY were AT TRINITÀ DEI MONTI in 2019-2020