Category archives: Koinonia

  • 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]
  • 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]