Category archives: Koinonia

  • Christ is risen! Dear sisters and brothers, Our Pastor General Fr. Giuseppe De Nardi has a Twitter account: @P_GeneraleKoGB You can view it by clicking on the Twitter bird icon at the top right of this site or at this address: https://twitter.com/P_GeneraleKoGB
  • Christ is risen! Dear friends, It is our pleasure to share with you a new video of the song “È la tua gloria” (Your glory) prepared by the Oasis of Biella and dedicated to our dear founder Fr. Ricardo. The song describes how Fr. Ricardo received the prophecy of Camparmò. Renewed thanks to Fr. Ricardo for his faithfulness to the Lord's call to found the Koinonia John the Baptist in Camparmò, and thanks to the Oasis of Biella for this beautiful song and video!
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! “Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Lk 10,25). This is the question that a teacher of the law asks Jesus wanting to put Him to the test. The intention of the heart of this expert of the law is not right. However the question addressed to Jesus is fundamental and is a good one to ask ourselves, especially during Lent. The use of the expression ‘do to’ in the question de... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! Dear sister and dear brother, Once again the time has arrived that introduces us to and prepares us for Christmas. This year however has been especially meaningful and marked by events that have engaged the entire Federation. The memory of the pastors meeting in the sanctuary of our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico at the beginning of the year is still very much alive in our hearts. Responding ... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear sisters and brothers, Fr. Alvaro Grammatica's book "Sul sentiero di Papa Francesco" (roughly translated as "In the footsteps of Pope Francis") was presented on Saturday the 9th of November in Padua, Italy. For the occasion cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio gave a talk about the pontiff. The journalist Gianluca Versace was the moderator of the event. The theme at the center of the conference was: "To understand Pope Francis and his teaching, it is necessary to understand... [read more]
  • 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]