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Feb 072018
Padre Duarte Lara prega durante o Acampamento de Cura e Libertação

Fr. Duarte Lara preaches during a Healing and Deliverance retreat at Canção Nova

The sick touched by Jesus are healed
“And in the villages, cities, and fields where they came, they placed the sick in the squares and asked Him to touch at least the hem of His garment. And all who touched him were healed “(Mk 6, 53-56)

What are our diseases and infirmities, if not our exposed and known frailties coming to light. We are born fragile and there is nothing more fragile than a child when he or she comes out of its mother’s womb. Our fragility gives us an awareness of a supreme truth and a sounding strength in the life that is called God.

When we take our infirmities, our sick and sick to the presence of Jesus, to be touched by Him, we, too, are touched by the strength of God.

It is the Lord who strengthens us, because we are not strong. God is strong! When He is in us we are strengthened and placed on our feet.

We can train a lot and stay strong and muscular, but only sooner or later, fragility knocks at our door. I must say that it is very important that we become aware of our fragility, for when we are not aware of our frailties, we are surrounded and dominated by pride and pride.

Pride and pride blind us, deceive us and put us in the worst of diseases, because with them we do not see healing and strength, and the healing and strength of our lives has a name: Jesus.

God sent His Son into the world so that all our frailties would be and be at the Lord’s feet of life. When we feel strong and believe that no evil can overcome us, the “snake bite” weakens us, the “sting of evil” makes us aware of how fragile we are.

God wants to strengthen each one of us!

Let us place trust and hope in the Lord, because He is our strength and takes care of our frailties.

God bless you!

Fr. Roger Araujo

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Feb 062018

Monsenhor Jonas Abib, celebra missa de renovação do compromisso da comunidade Canção NovaIt is worth giving a yes to God
On February 2nd, the Church celebrates the day of Consecration. And, we, members of Canção Nova [New Song], renewed our commitment to God in the Canção Nova charism. This year, we celebrated 40 years and today, in my heart, praise comes from all the history we have built over the years. We went through many joys, sorrows, victories, sufferings and struggles, but in everything the Lord came out victorious, and we fulfilled our mission of evangelizing, bearing the name of Jesus Christ. 40 years ago I gave my yes to God to live in community with the mission to evangelize. And, today, I want to give my yes again; and with the grace of God and of the Virgin Mary, remain faithful to the Canção Nova charism. Pray for me and for each consecrated member of the New Song, so that the Lord will make us faithful in the proclamation of the good news.

Jesus I trust in you,

Luzia Santiago

Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community

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Feb 052018

Translation: Stay strong, my child

Today, the Lord is looking for you and asking you to have courage because He wants to heal you.

Many things can dry up our souls, which happens often in our sorrows. You feel it when someone hurts you, but instead of forgiving , you keep it inside with old things from your childhood, things that happened to your father and mother. All this is still inside you hardening your soul.

The Lord wants you to open before Him and allow yourself to be healed. He is leading you to act this way because he is already healing you. As we can not remember everything at this time, ask yourself during the day what is heavy on your heart. We are all victims of painful situations because we are disappointed with our father, our mother, brother or sister, with people who have passed through our lives. Disappointment is toxic. It burns our interior, and we are harmed; but God wants you to put it out. How many were disappointed with Church people, as coordinators, people who made mistakes, so that there were quarrels and quarrels in the prayer group. Disappointment with the priest, with religious men and women. The worst thing is that we transfer this to the Church and we are disappointed in her too; worse: we pass it on to God and we end up not praying anymore.

We need God. If you’ve just been disappointed with Him, God is not disappointed with you. Often we disappoint ourselves with the Lord directly, so in our revolt we do not forgive Him. What a terrible thing a person who does not forgive God! Today the Lord wants to heal you, to be open to the action of God and allow God to enter your heart, your life and accomplish what needs to be done. Open yourself to forgiveness. The one who forgives is happier! God bless him!

Your brother, Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community

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Jan 192018

Biblical texts concerning the role of the Apostles and Peter in the Church make it clear that Jesus wanted a structured and juridical Church under the guidance of Supreme Shepherd Peter; He did not want, as many people do, a mere spiritual community gathered by faith and love. Catechist affirms that the Church is “both visible and spiritual” (CCC  770) and also that


“The Lord Jesus endowed his community with a structure that will remain until the Kingdom is fully achieved” (CCC  765).


Jesus was aware that His Church would last long on Earth until the complete fulfillment of Her Mission: gathering the whole of mankind in God. Parables about the Church show that. The Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat (Matthew 13, 24-30) shows that believers and sinners will live together in the Church until the end of times. The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Matthew 13, 31-32) also points at the long journey and the long time taken to build the Church on earth in a permanent enduring way.


“It is the smallest of all seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches’” (Matthew 13, 32).


The Kingdom of God [the Church] is also compared to a net that is thrown into the sea, “which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away” (Matthew 13, 47-49). This passage also shows that the Church shall endure until the end of times, because Jesus estates that only then the separation will be made:


“Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, and there will be wailing and grinding of teeth”.



Also in the Parable of the Feast (Matthew 9,15) and the Parable of the Yeast (Matthew 13, 33) show that the Church has a long mission that demands patience to be accomplished until the total fulfillment of times.

The Church, therefore, is not a mere “Society of Friends of Jesus and the Gospel”: She is much more than that, She is an Institution created by Jesus Himself, integrated to Him, His own Body, so that She is Jesus’ continuation in the history of mankind. She gathers human beings together in Him, to take them back to their Father’s House.

Prof Felipe Aquino

Professor Felipe Aquino is a widower, father of five children. On TV Canção Nova he presents the program “Escola da Fé” [School of faith] and “Pergunte e Responderemos” [Ask and respond], on Radio he presents the program “in the heart of the Church”. On weekends he preaches deepening meetings throughout Brazil and abroad. He wrote 73 books of Catholic background by publishers, Loyola and Cleopas and Canção Nova. His teacher’s Twitter: @pfelipeaquino

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Jan 182018

He has the best for us.

The sea in the biblical texts is synonymous with chaos, uncertainty, and the passage of the gospel that we are invited to meditate on today, Jesus goes to the edge of the sea. What does that tell us? What Jesus wants in the midst of uncertainties, is for us to learn from Him.

When Jesus calls the multitude to learn, His purpose is to give instructions to those people to take them home and put them into practice. It was never God’s will that we simply listen to, or even know, verses by heart, His will is that we take His teachings and apply them in our daily lives.

God does not choose us for our history

God does not call us by our history, by our difficulties and limitations, He chooses us, by seeing in us, a potential that even we ourselves are not able to see. God does not call the qualified, God enables those to whom he calls.

When Jesus called St. Matthew, he worked as a tax collector, someone rejected by Jewish society: a traitor. Jesus looked at Matthew and saw far beyond this, when He extended his invitation to the tax collector, His calling, no matter with criticism, He had a purpose for St. Matthew.

Attitude that makes the difference

More interesting is the attitude of St. Matthew. He did not ask for time to settle his accounts, to say goodbye, he simply accepted the call and followed Christ. So we must do, if we think much of the things of this world, we will not have the courage to embrace the things of Heaven.

Jesus saw in Matthew the evangelist what he could be, so he called him. He went into his house and was with him, even though he knew that society was rejecting him. He loves to take what is rejected by society, to transform it and put it in place of honor.

Humility is the beginning

Recognizing yourself as a sinner, devoid of the action of divine grace, is the initial step toward God’s work in your life. Only having the humility to acknowledge one’s limitation is that we give God freedom to carry out his work in us, doing with us what he desires.

May we always be willing to let Him perfect us, and accomplish in us that which He wants from us, enabling and transforming us. May we be used and not only have knowledge of the Word,  but that we are willing to practice it every day.


Fr. Chrystian Shanker

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Jan 172018

Translation: “Faith makes us stronger.”

As Christians we must always pray, and our body demands prayer of us.
Why did Jesus tell his disciples about the need to pray always? It is because we have a  great weakness that leads us to sin. It is enough for God not to do what we are asking, because we already stopped praying. We do not understand the divine will for our lives.

Blessed is the one who has the ability to place himself in the hands of the Lord and say, “Here I am, let it be done to me according to His will.” However, we have our wants and desires and we end up putting our needs above the divine will for our lives. Therefore, prayer is necessary, that we may do the will of the Lord; and prayer is our great wealth.

It is in prayer that our intimacy with God happens, with him we have free access.

It is necessary to pray always and with perseverance, although, God does not answer to us at once, because we are often, in a hurry, and with this we reap green fruit. God has mercy on all, He administrates in time.The recognition of divine wisdom implies absolute submission. To have freedom with God we must understand that He is sovereign and we can never exercise His role.

Praise, awareness of the benefits received, requires gratitude and praise. In prayer, we must recognize ourselves as sinners. Let us draw near to God, recognizing our indigence, and supplicate our needs before Him. The humility of our heart and our supplication draw us closer to the Lord.

How often we are hurt and need to reach God asking for deliverance, because we go through difficulties that we do not understand. We must ask the Lord to pour a balm on our hearts.

It is important to welcome the divine response, the inspirations, the feelings that come to us in prayer and the experiences of the virtues, because God speaks to us through our prayer, through our good thoughts. The divine response always comes with love.

As Christians it is necessary to pray always and our body demands prayer of us. We must ask for what we need, for in the spiritual life we ​​can do nothing alone. We need to be insistent, asking, crying out to God to come to our rescue.
May the Lord bless you!
Your brother,
Wellington Garden (Eto)
Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community and administrator of the FJPII

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