Author archives: federazione

  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! While I write this letter for this forthcoming Advent, I find myself a pilgrim in Israel. I have just concluded a visit to Nazareth. Tomorrow visits to the Mount of the Beatitudes and Capernaum await me as I continue on my journey. As a result, my thoughts surround this spiritual latitude and I can be nothing other than deeply influenced by it. Here everything speaks of proclamation and wel... [read more]
  • Full of gratitude to the Lord for his faithfulness, I am pleased to share details with you of two recent events within the Koinonia: During a celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday 10th October 2015, our brother Fr. Gionata, pastor of the Oasis of Recanati, was installed as parish priest of the Parish of St. John the Baptist in Poggio di Bretta (Ascoli Piceno). The installation was presided over by Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole (Bishop of Ascoli) in the presence of many brothers and sisters of the... [read more]
  • (Testimony of a cancer healing - Lioba Radke, 20 years consecrated in the Catholic community ‘Koinonia John the Baptist’, has lived in Jerusalem since 2006) Until now I knew of cancer only by hearsay. It is true that we have had brothers and sisters who have suffered from this disease, in particular Fr. Emanuele. However, I had never experienced this serious illness first hand. But all this changed unexpectedly this year. Last autumn I began having some discomfort in my colon. Initially I blam... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, I pray that each of us live this Solemnity of John the Baptist as an opportunity for renewal of our call to be a source of joy for our brothers and sisters, just as the angel announced to Zechariah. Plzeň-Valcha, 24th June 2015 Fr. Alvaro Grammatica Pastor General
  • On 29th March 2015, Palm Sunday, we celebrated the perpetual vows of Michele and the three-year vows of Emmanuel in our oasis of Lourdes Mission, South Afica. Bishop Dziuba came for the occasion and a numerous crowd joined in. We thank the Lord for his blessing and for the splendid weather he gave us.
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is Risen! “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13) What does the Lord ask of us this Lent? This year, with the Lenten letter of Pope Francis, the Church invites us to strengthen our hearts (cf. Jas 5:8) and to strip ourselves of attitudes of indifference in order to live with compas- sion. To live with compassion is to see that our life is fulfilled... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is Risen! There is a parable that has always attracted my attention. It is the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, that is found in chapter 22 of Matthew’s Gospel. The king invites people to the wedding of his son, but those invited don’t respond. The king then sends his servants out on the streets to invite everyone that they can find, both good and bad. There is a condition, however - they must have a... [read more]
  • On 4th November 2014, our brothers and sisters belonging to the Oasis of Jhabua, in the North of India, celebrated their vows.In the presence of three bishops 4 of our brothers and sisters took perpetual vows, 11 took temporary (three-year) vows and 2 made their one-year requests. May the Lord be blessed for his faithfulness.
  • Christ is risen! It is with great joy that I would like to share with you that once again, in this new year, 2014-2015, we have the gift of a School of English here in our House of Study, the Braid, Ireland. The Lord has blessed us with a house in a most magnificent rural setting - ideal for study! After the success of our first School of English last year, we are developing the programme for this new scholastic year. The programme has been divided into two stages: The first stage is for ... [read more]
  • Last Friday, 26th September 2014, the Custody of the Holy Land entrusted the administration of the Sanctuary of the Tomb of Saint Elizabeth to the Koinonia. This sanctuary borders the Sanctuary of Saint John the Baptist in the desert, which is found in the village of Even Sapir in the Judaean Desert close to Ain Karem - Jerusalem. It is a place of prayer consisting of a number of buildings used to welcome those who desire to spend some time in the desert. This is a great gift for us as the Koi... [read more]
  • 15th July 1959 - 6th February 2014 Bishop's Homily Dearest Emanuele, you have won! You entrusted your life to the hands of your Friend, Lord and Saviour, without ever looking back. In fact, this union, this dialogue of love, constantly deepened, becoming always more intimate on the strength of the charism of Koinonia John the Baptist to which you belonged and helped to build and develop as a pastor. Towards the end of your life, the Lord put you to the test. It was a test of truthfulness a... [read more]