Category archives: Koinonia

  • Christ is risen! A year and a half ago, the brothers and sisters from Koinonia in Ireland had the 'crazy' idea of a youth project, bringing young people from different denominations together in for fun, faith and friendship. In a year we've brought together more than a hundred young people from the different communities in NI, together with volunteers from across the globe, and from across the generations. On 16th May the project "FEARLESS Youth" won first place in the Irish Youth Ministry Awa... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters of Koinonia John the Baptist, This year we celebrate the feast of the birth of the Precursor together with the fortieth anniversary of journeying together as a community. In the Bible, forty is a number that expresses fulfilment and maturity. On this occasion my hope for each one of us is this: that the blessing contained in the name “John”, that “God is gracious”, is fully experienced in our lives and in those most precarious situations for which we... [read more]
  • 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]