Koinonia John the Baptist
Koinonia John the Baptist is a Private Association of the Faithful, officially recognized and canonically approved in various dioceses in the Catholic Church and it belongs to the spirituality of Charismatic Renewal.
The scope of the Koinonia is to announce the Gospel and to give witness of the personal meeting and relationship with Jesus Christ, by living and proclaiming his works according to John's Gospel account: Jn. 15,16 "I appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit - fruit that will last".
The Koinonia came into being in 1979 through a Catholic priest Fr. Ricardo Argañaraz, who together with two brothers and one sister, responded to the call of the Lord Jesus to leave everything and to follow him. They moved to a small mountain area in the Province of Vincense, called Camparmò. There they began together a life consecrated to prayer, work and study. In the silence of the beginnings they learned to listen to the Word of God, living in brotherly love and with a strong experience of the providential hand of God who took care of even the small details of their lives. In the years following the Koinonia John the Baptist spread from Camparmò throughout Europe and in many countries in Africa, South America, USA and India..
The community’s logo is oval-shaped and consists of four elements:
- the azure background shows the celestial realities to which we are called and the nature of our community as a gift from God;
- the three mountains show the place where we were born, Camparmò; the halo capping the central summit recalls the circular flight of the eagle, a sign of contemplation;
- the red and gold cross points to the Risen Jesus, the centre of our lives;
- the three golden tongues of fire descending on the valley point to our mission to announce the kerygma, to charismatic service and to live community life in the dimension of friendship.
The Federation uses the same logo in a rounded and gold-coloured form.