Ein Karem celebrates Fr. Alphonse’s baptism.

On this Tuesday (31), the Sion community of Ein Karem (Jerusalem) celebrated 175 years since the baptism of our founder Father M. Alphonse Ratisbonne (11 days after the apparition of Our Lady of Sion). “Today, on the day that the Universal Church celebrates Don Bosco, we in Sion rejoice as well since we celebrate 175 years of Read More

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Father of Sion who saved more than 500 during WWII completes 50 years of death.

This Saturday (January 28) marks 50 years since the death of the remarkable father of Sion who saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Second World War. Father Théomir Devaux (d. 28 January 1967) devoted most of his life to the development of Judeo-Christian relationship. He spent several years at Ratisbonne Monastery,  in Jerusalem and Read More

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Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (commentary).

Commentary on this Sunday’s readings, by Br. Elio Passeto, NDS:

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Video on January 20’s celebration at Ratisbonne.

The Christian Media Center (the Holy Land Catholic broadcasting network) has released a video about the January 20’s Celebration at Ratisbonne: CLICK HERE to see the this celebrations’ pictures; CLICK HERE to see this story on Christian Media Center’s official website; Source: Christian Media Center.

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Ecce Homo sisters inaugurate “Ratisbonne’s rooms”.

The Ecce Homo community of the Sisters of Sion (Old City of Jerusalem), together with volunteers from Sion and the group of the “Portuguese-Spanish” Biblical Program, inaugurated the rooms Alphonse and Theodore Ratisbonne on the 20th January, day of the commemoration of the Apparition of Our Lady To Fr. Alphonse Ratisbonne. After Maureen Cusick’s speech, everyone prayed Read More

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The “20 January” around the world.

Yesterday was the day on which the brothers and sisters of Sion celebrated 175 years from the day of the apparition of Mary to Fr. Alphonse Ratisbonne, in Sant’Andrea delle Fratte Church (Rome). This event would completely change his life and would be a motivation for Father Afonso to undertake a large and audacious project with his Read More

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