Author archives: federazione

  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters! We would like to share this short video with you from our Childrens' Christmas Party, held here at Lourdes Mission in South Africa. It's now become an annual event and we have called it "Jabuland" which means "land of joy". Thank you for your support. Your friends in Lourdes Mission
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is Risen! “But when he came to himself he said… I will get up and go to my father” (Lk 15:17-18) The message of mercy resounds strongly during the Lent of this jubilee year. We can offer many definitions and many images to explain what it is, but for Koinonia what does the word “mercy” suggest to us? The Parable of the Prodigal Son (cf. Lk 15:11-32) offers us with a response. Mercy is to return to t... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! It is with great joy that we share with you some news from our realities in India: - On Wednesday 20th January our brother Rathin from the Oasis of Krishnagiri (South India) took vows for three years. - On Wednesday 27th January the new chapel of the reality of Bakrol (approx. 200km West from Jhabua) was consecrated by Archbishop Thomas Macwan, Archbishop of Gandhinagar, and in the presence of the Bishop of Udaipur and the new Bishop of Jhabua. - On Thursday 28th January, in... [read more]
  • 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.