Founded in 1973, the Community of the Beatitudes is what the Catholic Church calls an Ecclesial Family of Consecrated Life. Present in over twenty different countries, local communities bring together consecrated sisters, brothers, priests and lay members, married or single, who share a fraternal life, a prayer life and mission. They wish to follow Christ on the path of the Beatitudes.
The Community of the Beatitudes lives at and maintains the Holy Site of Emmaus-Nicopolis. This site of Jesus' Breaking of the Bread is located 30km west of Jerusalem, where the mountains of Judea meet the the Valley of Ayalon. In the 7th century, the Byzantine Christian city was left in ruins by the Muslims. Following the revelations of St. Mariam of Bethlehem, Christians have rediscovered the site and re-established a place of worship.
The Community welcomes young people of all cultures and languages for times of volunteer service, community life, and pilgrimage. Our main house language is French. Beatitudes Missions offers programs in the English language, both based at Emmaus as well as pilgrimages that visit the country.