Category archives: Koinonia

  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, We find an expression in the Gospels which is typical of biblical thematic development regarding retribution: that is, everyone bears the weight of his or her own sins. Because of this, you can’t shift the blame or responsibility on to others, something which is supported in a theology of retribution which is very in vogue today. This theology remains characterist... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen!   This verse interprets very well for us what our attitude of faith should be: remembering what we were, and remembering what God has done for us. Our faithfulness depends on this memory. This is why the biblical text continuously invites us to observe the commands of the Lord and to walk in his ways with holy fear (cf. Dt 8:6). I think that faithfulness originates in this retroacti... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear friends, On this day we remember the birth of John the Baptist, our patron saint. May each one of us be re-strengthened on our path, following the one who, in both words and witness of life, revealed and pointed out the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Happy Feast Day to each one of you, Fr. Alvaro Grammatica  
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, On Sunday 25th February, our brother Valér, from the Oasis of Camparmò, took his first vows in the presence of the whole Koinonia of Camparmò. Let us accompany Valér with our prayers so that the Lord may sustain his call with the gift of faithfulness and perseverance.
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, We live in a time full of vitality; a time that I consider beautiful and exciting. We, as Koinonia, don’t take any part in negative, anguished visions, instead we have a serene expectation of the coming of the Lord. Certainly things aren’t easy, problems don’t have simple solutions and evil spreads rapidly, but the sun is always present despite the fleeting clouds... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! On 3rd December 2017, the Founder of Koinonia John the Baptist, Fr. Ricardo Argañaraz, inaugurated the new center of the reality of Prešov (Slovakia). A week later, on 10th December 2017, His Excellency Ján Babjak, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Prešov, consecrated the new chapel dedicated to John the Baptist, within that same center. Fr. Alvaro Grammatica, General Moderator, the coordinator of the reality of Prešov, Fr. Anton Pariľák and ot... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Advent - a time of expectation At a doctrinal level we know that Advent is a reminder of the Incarnation, but at an existential level can we still expect something new? It is a question that dwells in our hearts and often pops up in the various difficulties of daily life. We are so oppressed by the various demands of life that what we’re missing is the hope that something can still change. We are a little b... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, On Saturday 11th November, our brother Enrique took his final vows in Mexico City. Various leaders of Koinonia John the Baptist were there, as well as relatives and friends of the candidate and members of the local community. Let us accompany Enrique with our prayers so that the Lord may sustain his call with the gift of faithfulness. Here are a few pictures of the ceremony: