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
The month of February began with a new and unprecedented seminar here in Recanati at the Permanent Formation section of our School of Evangelization. Two intense days traveling through the centuries from ancient Greece to the present day rediscovering the love for La Sapienza: philosophy.
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
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