The Philip course to announce a Good News to a poor

The Missionaries of Charity founded by St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta work for the poor but during a Philip course they realized that we are all poor because in need of God’s intervention in ours lives. This experience was a reason to conduct a Philip course and its methodology (16-22.03.2019) in Gent / Belgium, for the mothers in charge of some houses in Europe. The Philip course continues to be an effective tool for witness and for evangelization of every poor person in this world. Continue reading The Philip course to announce a Good News to a poor

University formation for evangelization

In January, a new experience for Koinonia began: collaboration with St. John’s University (Minnesota, USA). The university is run by the Benedictine monks. One of the concerns of this university is to seek a theological formation that is in harmony with today’s times and prepares future ministers for the gospel, effective evangelizers able to  to offer the new solutions to the ecclesial world. Thanks to a member of Koinonia, a professor of the same university, brother Kevin Mongrain, years ago we get to know each other and exchange respective experiences in the academic and evangelizing fields. Immediately a kind of mutual sympathy arose. The interests were similar. The conviction that for a renewal of pastoral care it was necessary to start from the kerygma, lived and announced. Continue reading University formation for evangelization

Seminar on Intercession

23rd. 24th of November 2018

The first seminar of our School of Evangelization for this new academic year at Recanati (MC), Italy. I entered in the seminar room and I was overwhelmed by an atmosphere that fascinated me a lot: it was full of faith and invocation, of urgency and freedom at the same time. Immediately I was involved in it and I started to pray with them. The testimonies of the participants confirmed myself in the real experience of prayer which is necessity and beauty together. We prayed not one God among other gods, but the Lord of the history and the whole universe. The One that never fails. The Lord that makes the impossible things possible in His name. It was really an intensive weekend,

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The community in Australia: a sign of hope

The experience of Miriam and Petra’s recent visit – see PHOTOS

We may wonder if such a small community will see the fruit of all the efforts made. It is not pessimism, rather a healthy realism. Those who are used to consider the fruits in terms of mere numbers tend to think like that. As a matter of fact, in the Bible, the real fruit does not consist in numbers, but in a hope based on God’s gift. That’s why the tiny community in Australia is a sign of hope in a future conquest for Jesus of the entire continent. They tirelessly sow and toil for the Gospel, even when the work is marked by disappointment and discouragement. Continue reading The community in Australia: a sign of hope