Category archives: Koinonia

  • 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]
  • Christ is risen! On 3rd December 2017, the Founder of Koinonia John the Baptist, Fr. Ricardo Argañaraz, inaugurated the new center of the reality of Prešov (Slovakia). A week later, on 10th December 2017, His Excellency Ján Babjak, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Prešov, consecrated the new chapel dedicated to John the Baptist, within that same center. Fr. Alvaro Grammatica, General Moderator, the coordinator of the reality of Prešov, Fr. Anton Pariľák and ot... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Advent - a time of expectation At a doctrinal level we know that Advent is a reminder of the Incarnation, but at an existential level can we still expect something new? It is a question that dwells in our hearts and often pops up in the various difficulties of daily life. We are so oppressed by the various demands of life that what we’re missing is the hope that something can still change. We are a little b... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, On Saturday 11th November, our brother Enrique took his final vows in Mexico City. Various leaders of Koinonia John the Baptist were there, as well as relatives and friends of the candidate and members of the local community. Let us accompany Enrique with our prayers so that the Lord may sustain his call with the gift of faithfulness. Here are a few pictures of the ceremony:
  • Cristo è risorto! Dear brothers and sisters, We are happy to share with you the news of the vows taken by our brothers and sisters during the Summer time: - on 25th June, our sister Anastasia took her first vows for three years in the Oasis of Biella, Italy; - on 30th July, Michele took vows for three years in the Oasis of Rome, Italy; - on 15th August, in the Oasis of Nowy Radzic, Poland, our brother Arek took his first vows for three years, Daniel renewed his vows for another three years ... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, On Tuesday 25th April, in our Oasis of Lourdes Mission (South Africa), our brother Franklin made his request to enter community for one year in the presence of our Pastor General. We are happy to share some pictures with you:
  • Christ is risen! Our Mexican community held a regional congress in Sabinas (Coahuila) on March 25-26. 1300 brothers and sisters participated in the event, in the presence of Bishop Alonso Garza (Bishop of Piedras Negras), and Fr. Ricardo Argañaraz (Founder of Koinonia John the Baptist). They were joined by Fr. Corrado (Pastor of the Oasis of Guadalajara) and Frs. Claudio and Artur from our American Oases. On March 27, the Centre of the School of Evangelisation was blessed in the... [read more]
  • To all the brothers and sisters of the Oases - Realities of Koinonia John the Baptist Christ is risen! “You are salt for the earth... You are light for the world…” (cf. Mt 5:13-16) This biblical passage from Matthew places us in the heart of the message of the Beatitudes. This is when Jesus, as the new Moses on the mountain of Gospel revelation, communicates the precepts of the New Law to his disciples. In reality, they are not actually precepts. It is more accurate to describe them as a new... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, We're happy to give you the following news: - On Thursday 12th January four brothers from the Oasis of Meghnagar (North India) took their first vows for three years, and two sisters made their request to enter community for one year. - On Sunday morning, 15th January, two brothers from the Oasis of Krishnagiri (India South) made their first vows for three years. On Sunday afternoon, the first stone of the future Oasis was laid in the presence of ... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, In a joyful celebration on Saturday 7th January in the Oasis of Los Angeles, our brother Janči (from Slovakia) made his perpetual vows, while our sister Itzel took her first vows for three years. José requested to be admitted in the internal community for the trial year. Both Itzel and Jose are vocations from California. The ceremony took place in the presence of Bishop David O’Connell, the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles. May the Lord seal these vo... [read more]