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Immanuel Communion of Love
God is a communion of love so intense that the love of the Father for His Son and of the Son for the Father is the third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. God is a perfect communion of love. This Love that is God generates or creates all that exists.
We are shepherded by the example of the Prelature of Pope John Paul II:
the International Ordinariate Catholic Apostolic Church, Eastern Rite
Most Reverend +Michael Cuozzo, OFE, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist
Title: OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
Used with permission
Author: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical
License: © "All Rights Reserved." Work cannot be used, adapted, copied, or published without the creator's permission.
EMMI - FAICL permission was granted to use the text and logo from the OFE (2022/05/12).
Le LOGO de L'Ordre des Franciscains Œcuménique sur ce Site sont la propriété de OFE et sont utilisées par EMMI-FAICL avec l'accord des titulaires des droits.
Welcome to the Franciscan Abbey of Immanuel Communion of Love, commonly called by its initials "FAICL".
We are administrated by the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry Association of Eric Michel Ministries International as a Catholic Independent Chaplaincy and the supervision of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, and the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos. (FAICL on OFE Site)
Mission: The mission statement of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. is to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic and Catholic priests and laity by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore the married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church.
Target demographics: Minister to Celibate and Married Roman Catholic Priests and Laity
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: The first branch consists of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist and the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, which together are considered an order within an order (companion communities). Each Order has separate and distinct realms of emphasis. This branch is comprised of priests who are married, as well as celibate Roman Catholic priests who were ordained by a Roman Catholic bishop. Current OFE members and those who join at a later time will be members of both Orders. Celibate Roman Catholic priests will function as brothers in each Order.
The Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi is an international confraternity of prayer and ministry of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, and Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular. It is comprised of priests, pastors, religious, and laity from all religious traditions who commit to prayer for the sanctification of families and of married Roman Catholic priests.
The Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love
and the Third Order of Saint Francis Ministry
We are Roman Catholic in matters of Faith and Morals with the Church established by Jesus Christ.
Accepting all Articles of the Holy Catholic Faith. We may use opinions other than those published by the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
A Non-Canonical Franciscan Chaplaincy Community
Most Reverend Archbishop Eric M. Gagnon Founder
We (FAICL) are a religious organization and are followers of Christ in the footsteps of Francis, Anthony, and Clare of the Franciscan Order and strive to lead their lives according to the words and work of Christ, following the example and spirituality of their fraternal and father, Saint Francis of Assisi. Members serve as Chaplain Ministers in the community and work in capacities to help the needy.
EMMI FAICL propose un accompagnement aux conjoints victimes de violences conjugales
EMMI FACIAL is offering support to spouses having domestic violence
La Fondation canadienne des femmes / Canadian Women's Foundation
Eric Michel Ministries International and the Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love are not part of the Roman Catholic Church, and EMMI-FAICL is not part of the Independent Catholic movement, we have good relations and even work together, but we are completely independent of one to the other. Many media from the Roman Catholic Church are used to describe what we believe or what we do.
Les Ministères Eric Michel International et l'Abbaye Franciscaine d'Immanuel Communion d'Amour ne font pas partie de l'Église catholique romaine;, nous avons de bonnes relations et travaillons même ensemble, mais nous sommes complètement indépendants l'un de l'autre. De nombreux médias de l'Église catholique romaine sont utilisés pour décrire ce que nous croyons ou ce que nous faisons.
This website is, in reality, spread among other websites:
The www.iclfa.ca (this site) is for religious purposes. Eric Michel Ministries International Catholic Chaplaincy (FAICL - OFE) is a Christian corporation with headquarters based in Ottawa, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Church traces its founding to Jesus and the Twelve Apostles and regards the bishops as the literal successors of the Apostles, holding their keys of authority. Eric Michel Ministries International Catholic Chaplaincy considers itself part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. While it derives its Apostolic Succession from the teaching of the Apostles, we are not in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and differ from them theologically in several important respects.
The www.ericmichelministries.ca is concerning our chaplaincy and blog. FAICL provides Chaplaincy service to EMS, Fire, Paramedic and Police agencies on-scene and “behind the scene” with an emphasis on Critical Incident Stress mitigation. The services offered by Emergency Ministries are without regard to religious affiliation, on issues involving things such as; fatalities involving children, multiple fatality accidents, deaths of co-workers, marital problems, substance abuse issues and the like. EMMI Road Warriors' Ministry is Christ-centred chaplaincy. We are a holistic ministry nurturing the whole person's body and spirit. Our ministry serves the communities of truckers, bikers (motorcyclists) and travellers for work or tourists. We touch the world by helping our neighbours by providing care like our Saint Patron Francis of Assisi. Most religions have traditions regarding the spirituality of animals, which intersects with human life positively. We must be conscious, aware and respectful towards all living creatures, big and small animals, including flour, plants, and trees. Also, EMMI has a Nature Ministry aimed at all living things; we named it "Animal Chaplaincy," It is actually about people and how we interconnect with the animals around us and all nature in general.
www.ericmichelministries.net for our photos taken during our trips for work and pleasure and including our IAoC ministry. The interdenominational initiative aimed at greater cooperation among Christian churches. We strive for greater mutual respect, tolerance, and cooperation among other Christians,.as Catholic and Protestant spiritual unity suffices us; the most important in Christian ecumenism is that people focus primarily on Christ, not on separate church organizations. We all see the risen Christ at work in the lives of various Christian churches. We overcome in the faith in Christ to be one in him and love one another as a witness to the world.
www.ericmichelministries.com continue our photos taken during our trips for work and pleasure and include our IAoC ministry
www.faicl.ca FAICL’S CHRONICLES is an actual historical account of events arranged in chronological Blog order, as in a timeline. Typically, equal weight is given to historically Catholic important events and local events, the purpose being the recording of events that occurred, seen from the perspective of the chronicler.
You will notice many links back and forth between our websites.