Category archives: Koinonia

  • Christ is risen! Dear friends, On Saturday 10th December 2016, two brothers and two sisters took vows in the Parish of Saint Peter in Tiberias. They pronounced their vows in the presence of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa (Apostolic Administrator of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem), our founder Fr. Ricardo and our Pastor General Fr. Alvaro, as well as Fr. Giuseppe (Pastor of the Oasis of Tiberias) members of the local community and numerous relatives and friends of those who made vows. Our L... [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 are about to begin the liturgical season of Advent, a time that calls us to focus on the anticipation and welcome of God’s gift in the person of Jesus. Advent is not merely about remembering. Instead it calls us to adopt an attitude of willingly welcoming what God has prepared for us. For us as the people of Koinonia John the Baptist, Advent signifies an antic... [read more]
  • Born on 21st August 1963 - Returned to the Father on 22nd November 2016 Coordinator of the Region of Krakow and National Coordinator of the School of New Evangelisation in Poland Before meeting our community, Andrzej Wójtowicz had some experiences with "Campus Crusade for Christ" and "Youth with a Mission" movements. He took part in a training led by Yonggi Cho. He was part of the National Coordination of the Charismatic Renewal, as well as being member the National Congregation of the Lead... [read more]
  • Christ is risen! Dear brothers and sisters, On Sunday 13th December 2016, 3 of our Mexican brothers, Pedro, Lalo and Cristian proclaimed their perpetual vows in the hands of our general pastor, Fr. Alvaro. The celebration took place during the regional Mexican congress in Patzcuaro, Michoacán, with 6500 participants. The respective pastors of the candidates, Fr. Sandro, Fr. Fabrizio and Fr. Adriano were present besides Fr. Corrado, pastor of the Oasis of Guadalajara and delegate for the whole ... [read more]
  • On Sunday July 10, our brother Esteban proclaimed his perpetual vows in our community in Guadalajara (Mexico). Our sisters Teresita and Liz made their first vows for a period of three years. Fr. Giuseppe and Fr. Corrado as well as many members of the community in Mexico and family members were present for the celebration. We are greatly thankful to the Lord and to all those who played their part in the celebration.
  • Dear friends, With joy, we would to share the news of two beautiful events with you. On 1st May, our sister Zuzka took the perpetual vows of virginity for the Kingdom of Heaven, evangelical poverty and docility. The event took place in our parish in Brooklyn (New York), in the presence of our Founder, Fr. Ricardo, and brothers and sisters of the community. On Pentecost Sunday (15th May) 4 brothers and sisters also committed to virginity for the Kingdom of Heaven, poverty and docility in Pil... [read more]
  • 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]