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Jul 262017

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God be glorified in sickness

“Lord, the one you love is sick.”

That’s what they told Jesus when they told him that his friend Lazarus was sick. It is a word of great consolation, told to someone who is truly loved. For this message, Jesus has an answer:

“This sickness does not lead to death, but it is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by him” (Jn 11,4). God, by loving us, calls us to believe in this great truth.

Jesus expresses the will of God. Whatever disease or situation we present to the Lord will serve His glory, because in this way the Son of God will be glorified. I have seen how the Lord has healed people who are deceived by doctors because of serious illnesses.

By entrusting and crying out to the Lord, people in the terminal phase, in extreme situations and affected by incurable diseases were healed; True miracles have happened. What will guarantee us faith in the word is constant and persistent prayer. We can exercise acts of faith in prayer:

“This disease will not end with death, it will serve the glory of God: it is through it that the Son of God is to be glorified! I believe, Lord, but increase my faith; Strengthen my faith. This disease will not end with death, it will serve the glory of God: it is through it that the Son of God is to be glorified. I believe in this truth, Lord.   I will always repeat it, for the righteous will live by faith; The children of God will live by faith. By faith I will live your miracles. Amen!

This is how we will partake of the greatness of God as our ancestors: because they believed, they sang the praises of God.

Your brother,

Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community

Portuguese Version

Jul 252017

Blessed is he who offers himself in sacrifice to God.

Monsenhor Jonas Abib celebra Missa durante o Acampamento PHNThe love of God is always looking for us and wants to establish with us a covenant, giving us a new life in the power of the Holy Spirit. (See Hb 8,10b.12)
We – in the Catholic Church – have a renewing grace that liberates and heals all evils: the sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist, which the Lord Himself makes available to all believers. “I will forgive their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.

Blessed is he who offers himself in sacrifice to God every time he celebrates or communes “(Imitation of Christ). The Father’s love for us is unconditional and effective. The Lord will give us all that is good!
Jesus I trust in you!

“I will put my laws in your mind and engrave them in your heart, and I will be your God, and they will be my people … For I will have mercy on their sins and I will remember their sins no more” (Heb 8: 10b.12)

Luzia Santiago

Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community

Portuguese version

Jul 112017

The feelings of guilt do not come from God

“Brothers, were called for freedom.” (Gl 5.13).

Immerse yourself in the love of God is the secret to getting rid of the guilt, and this feeling does not come from Him. All that enslaves us does not come from the Lord. Many people, for lack of knowledge, think doing the will of God is to become slaves.

On the contrary: the more we give of our will to do the will of God, we become more free, because He made us free and for freedom. Many people carry a terrible sense of guilt and it destroys them. Immerse yourself in the infinite love of the father and, immediately, all this feeling will be eliminated.

Jesus, I trust in you!

Lucia Santiago
Co-founder of the community Canção Nova

Portuguese version

Apr 202017

God pours his mercy over our lives!

Márcio Mendes, on  the program Sorrindo Pra Vida [Smiling at Life ], talks about the mercy of God, who reaches our hearts and transforms our lives. Check out:

The word is meditated on Micah 7:18-19
Who is a God like you, who removes guilt
and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;
Who does not persist in anger forever,
but instead delights in mercy,
And will again have compassion on us,
treading underfoot our iniquities?
You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins;


Deus não age pela ira, mas sim pela misericórdia

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Out of love for us, God passes over our faults He is not angry, because he prefers to mercy.

The sin is not us, however, it does not leave us. Once having sinned, the Lord never tires of forgiving us. Even if you don’t see the the way out, he didn’t give up on us.

God will win in our life

If God puts Himself in our reach and forgives us of our bad actions. What paths have we trodden? What has taken us in the right direction? Why we are sad and worn out? Who loves us does not wants us to live in error.

We don’t want to Sin? Flee from what we takes us from God. Sin is the result of the evil one, but God is our protection and refuge.

This world is dangerous! The spiritual world is far more dangerous without the presence of God.

The confession is salvation!

After a disagreement with someone, we run the risk of facing the person and we are afraid if that person will forgive us or not. God can’t wait to transform our life. He forgives all our faults. When we confess our sins, they are wiped out.

What a human enemy against us?

When we face a human enemy, he does everything to try and destroy us. Similarly, the enemy of God also wants to destroy us and the tricks that he uses are heavy.

Purifies our soul’s confession

When we wash our souls before God, there is nothing and no one who can accuse us. When we confess, we are covered with the blood of Jesus! Today, washing in His blood is to take possession of the forgiveness that He gives us.

We want to be released? Let’s start with the confession. Jesus did not come to take away sin, but to give us life. Sometimes we have the feeling that we’re lifeless, so he is ready to give us a new life.

The Lord wants to make us able to not sin anymore! By winning over sin on the cross he won so that every sin  lost power and influence over our lives.

God is closer than we think. By love, He put himself within reach of our possibilities. If someone wants to find God, he or she will find.

Today, the Lord came to pick us up. A mother wouldn’t think twice to give her life for their children, the same way God is the mother who gives his life for us.

Márcio Mendes
Canção Nova Community mission

Transcription and adaptation: Ariele Silva

Portuguese version

Jan 192017

Jesus Christ is Lord


“Jesus was in a city, and there was a man with leprosy. Seeing Jesus, the man fell at his feet, and asked: lord, if you want, you have the power to cleanse me. Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said: Be purified. And immediately the leprosy left him “(Lk 5, 12-13).


Let us turn to Our Lord Jesus Christ with faith, to cleanse us from all our sins and wounds in order to live the true dignity of children of God, as what happened with the leper. Take Christ as only Lord of our life. Today, the Lord invites us to reconcile ourselves with him through confession. Seek a priest and confess all our sins.

“And he who will find the lost sheep, will feel more joy than the 99 that don’t stray” (Mt 18.13).

We who believe and experience the goodness of God, we know that the divine mercy is always an invitation to conversion and change of life.

“This is the will of your heavenly father that not one of these little ones are lost.” (Mt 18.14).

So don’t be afraid to be merciful and to repent.

Jesus, I trust in you!

Luzia Santiago

Portuguese version

Jan 092017

The Lord invites us to listen and obey: “hear, o Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength! And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than this “ (MK 12, 29-33).

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Pope Francis says : ‘ we must not underestimate the power of prayer of many! Since we are connected in God, we can do something even for those who are away, for those whom we couldn’t ever reach with simple strength, reach. We pray with them and for them to God, so that all us may be open to His work of salvation».

This initiative makes a lot of people have the opportunity to approach the sacrament of reconciliation and help many young people to find their way back to the Lord, in order to live a moment of intense prayer and rediscover the meaning of life itself.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the Pontifical Council for promoting the new evangelization, States that it is important to note that “the mercy cannot be reduced to the sacrament of reconciliation; it has a much broader horizon, which is that each of us is committed to become an instrument of mercy to the neighbor”.

Live with the penitent heart this day, helping many others to approach the throne of grace of the Lord, praying all over the world.

Father of mercies and God of all consolation, hear us!

Jesus, I trust in you!

Luzia Santiago

Portuguese version

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