Author archives: federazione

  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! Dear sister, dear brother, According to what we are hearing from the media, after two years there are positive signs inspiring us to hope for an end to the pandemic. You don’t need to be a prophet to realise that this Paschal season should give us the grace to return to our social life and to our customary Koinonia gatherings. In order to consciously live the mystery of the death and resur... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! “If we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.” (Rom. 8:25) Dearest sister, dearest brother, Advent is the time dedicated to waiting for the birth of Jesus. Christmas is an event that really happened, just over two thousand years ago, in a remote corner of the Roman Empire and in the midst of a small nation with a very ancient history: Israel. This people, more than any other... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! Dearest sisters and dearest brothers, A year has passed since the beginning of the pandemic and the restrictions that almost all of us are still living with. Many things have changed in our way of life and above all in our way of relating to each other: characterised by a warm welcome, expressed through kisses, hugs and handshakes. However long this time may be it will come to an end, and s... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! Dearest sister, dearest brother, The beginning of the gospel of Luke speaks to us of the prophetic ministry of John the Baptist and, in particular, of his not so appealing message: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” (Lk 3:7). Imagine if we, today’s John the Baptist, went around proclaiming this type of message in the climate of suffering and uncertainty tha... [read more]
  • 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]