March 19, 2015 (Feast of Saint Joseph)
Our very first Focus-Group's major tangible fruit: Gethsemane Vocation Project was officially inaugurated in California. Here is JoAnLab's internal link for the Gethsemanet Vocational Platform
February 28, 2016 (Re-posted through LinkedIn) after almost 20 years. To read it, please click the link below, for a copy in a PDF file): LOVE FOUND A WAY!
July 8, 2016
The "Conjugality as a Vocation" Strategic Pastoral Front (NetGroup # SPF05 = www.JoAnLab.Net/Hub/Conjugality ) will soon be formally entrusted to the intercession and protection of Padre Léo of Bethânia-Brazil, a courageous and generous Dehonian priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus -SCJ, as a patron 'saint' despite not yet canonized. Padre Léo understood and practiced at heroic levels his priestly commitment to 'enlarge' his heart according to the immense Heart of Jesus, and he indeed loved everyone with merciful love, second to none, until his last day, Jan 4, 2007. His teachings, precious sense of humor, and love for families and those in extreme need continue to inspire many conversions. "No amount of success will ever justify the loss of a holy home, the failure of a marriage. Heaven is for those who dream big, think big, Love big, but have the courage to live in authentic humility". (Padre Léo)
July 13, 2016 (BAREBONE + 204 Websites DONE!)
Initially, we were afraid that it could be necessary to have up to one thousand "focus-items" just for the barebone index to be minimally global and relevant. However, after deep reflections and inspiration, we synthesized it to its minimum of 200 NetGroups (to be gradually fine-tuned and developed). Therefore, our JoAnLab's world-vision Index is now -thank God!- one hundred percent (100%) complete, including the now 204 related intranet websites, partially open to the public under the NETGROUPS tab, which is a major gateway hub. To help us catch missing items or those under misplaced categories, please read the INDEX tab.
September 19, 2016 (Federal Bill)
Under the Mental Illness Focus-group (GHI03), a Seed-Project (GHI03.01) certainly will also benefit many people related to Group GHI02.05 More information: GHI03.01 Draft Summary.
January 9, 2017 - SeeBank.Net brand strategy finally defined (#SeeBank4Life)
The names of our patron saints Joachim & Anne will be somehow incorporated as an essential part of the official name of the Socio-ethical & educational Bank, alongside a variety of institutional descriptors depending on the languages, media, and public target. In English, for example, it will be similar to: "The SeeBank.Net for Life & Communion or SeeBank of Ss. Anne & Joachim." With or without built-in complementary brand descriptions like: "Grandparents & grandchildren partnership for the common good," or "A nonprofit Socio-ethical & educational Bank for Life & Communion," or "A socio-ethical & educational financial platform for the 'New Evangelization,' " or "Supporting a Family-centered 'new evangelization ethical-economy strategy' " ("It's the moral character, stupid!" as quoted @ABOUT tab); "In Spanish, it will sound like: "Banco Socio-etico y educativo de San Joaquín y SantAna" plus "Abuelitos y Nietos Haciendo 'Lío' por el bien común," or "Un Banco comunitario por la Vida y Communion." An argument for the need for a similar project (SIT01- www.SeeBank.Net) can be found under the ABOUT tab or the Coalition Coordinator's Message.
Feb 5, 2017 - Our EofC historic meeting, yesterday, with Pope Francis, with tremendous implications and new challenges...
Just connect the dots... if you ever read our main project welcome letter, linked above -Feb 28/16- (..., the imperative need for courageous C.S.D.'s practical experimentation fields plus real life, temporary but comprehensive pilots, with C.S.D's validation tests/corrections, etc.), with Pope Francis' demanding message: Saturday, Feb 4th, 2017
March 12, 2017 - Another critical foundational layer for our vocational strategy is now completed.
Our internal Pledge version 1.0, in honor of St. Andrew the Apostle, including its first list of holy intercessors, plus future improvements, is officially defined as the only entry "gateway" for future internal members. Therefore, from now on, it is posted publicly on the front page of our website by the MEMBERS tab (kind feedback, corrections, or translations are always welcome). The final layers (The Internal Statutes and Regulations), then applicable only to our future consecrated members under formal religious vows, are now under their final phase of development. The first draft link will be posted here ASAP, as a new recorded event.
March 25, 2017 - Implementation of a dedicated front tab (SEARCH-IN) for local search without advertisement.
You can now just "Google" what you are looking for at the local search-in bar-field (under the SEARCH-IN front tab) to access any publicly available information inside the JoAnLab.Net virtual university, in any of the five languages gradually provided. You will find much more valuable information if you are a member, including Catholic Social Teachings' content from thousands of pages and PDFs, posted also at our legacy Social-eBank archived website.
March 26- 2017 Strategic decision and budget to convert and incorporate our virtual university into an audible (audio-ready) website, with an easy option for loud voice reading of its content.
Since we are going to work heavily with grandparents and seniors naturally experiencing progressive vision difficulties, not to mention young friends with visual disabilities, we've decided to advance our whole web presence with as much audio parallel to text as possible. Initially, our whole JoAnLab.Net front level web page will have at least an English mp3 audio link at the beginning of each page, and gradually additional languages, according to each new translation.
May 13, 2017, Saturday. Today, on Our Lady of Fatima's centenary anniversary, She granted this nascent community two priceless and historic divine gifts:
Unworthily, we believe that -somehow- She gave to Her mom and dad and, therefore, gave it to Her own Blessed Family, a first General Statute draft for a new, extended, adoptive family here on earth -yet incipient- open to all with a sincere desire to serve and to love each and everyone, in her name, with a personal Love, in honor, thanksgiving, and memory of her beloved holy father and mother, Sts. Anne & Joachim. And in addition, from now on, having our own specially designed Rosary, with its delightful and simple new Apostolate, exclusive to spread such powerful devotion which we are trying to make even more accessible, colorful, and catechetical. It is like having a divine cherry gift on top of a precious "cupcake" (the Statute, link below at event #13), that She is daring to inspire us to bake, despite unworthy "bakers". For more info about our Blessed Family's rosebud Rosary, please go to http://www.joanlab.net/hub/spf03-1 - Sts. Francisco & Jacinta, children of the rosary, canonized today, pray for us.
May 13, 2017, Saturday: Our first General Statute was posted online.
Linked below, the first draft published today, exactly on the 100th-anniversary date from the first apparition on May 13, 1917, and now the first centenary jubilee-feast of Our Lady of Fatima, to whom our founder was consecrated (first-born) since inside the womb of his mother, Our Lady of Fatima's lifelong servant. Here is the link for the General Statutes in a PDF file
October 31, 2017, Tuesday: Our founder agreed to give a personal interview
Gordon Nary, Senior Editor of Profiles in Catholicism (Chicago - Illinois) published an interview featuring our founder reflecting on some important challenges of our times. Here's a link to a pdf copy of the interview: Missionary LPBaron.pdf
December 25, 2017, Monday: Completion of English revision across our web presence and other public documents.
Christmas 2017, Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Society 4th anniversary: Finally our English revision of all public documents and web presence across several websites are now complete. Hundreds of pages are no longer under the draft mode, including our General Statutes, posted today as Version 1.0 (Please consider voiding all previous drafts). The remaining orthographic errors (now minor) and the necessary future improvement of some segments, no longer compromise or even block most of our critical translations tasks, especially throughout our websites, are on hold until today. Therefore, the whole translation project can now restart and it will be a top priority for 2018.
December 26, 2017, eBay auction to raise some urgently needed extra funds for the Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Society.
The Pope Paul VI Foundation donated a historic Mitsubishi Van to help JoAnLab.Net's 2018 January budget. If you know anyone that would like to invest and bid, at the same time helping our Ministry, here is the auction temporary link:
April 8, 2018, Sunday. Today, Divine Mercy universal annual feast day, we discerned the inspiration to use our JoAnnine's Rosary (GM5) also to pray the D.M. chaplet with.
At a solemn liturgy instituted by Pope Saint John Paul II, related to the Divine Mercy universal annual feast day of 2018, during a blessing for pious objects which included our Rosebud Rosary, we discerned with joy and surprise a clear call to also use and promote the use of our specially designed Blessed Family Rosary, nicknamed GM5 ("Give me five"), to pray the chaplet of the Divine Mercy in addition to the Marian Rosary: https://www.joanlab.net/hub/spf03-1
June 8, 2018 - Sacred Heart of Jesus Solemnity
Great News! Today Pope Francis approved the miracle (among thousands not provable but real miracles) canonically clearing the way for Venerable "Conchita's" beatification. She is one of the greatest saints in the history of our Church. She wrote as much as Thomas Aquinas, Teresa of Avila, etc. but unlike St. Thomas, she also had her nine children and husband to take care of, at the same time! We deeply trust in her intercession. From now on, in celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to whom she gave her life and her incomparable love for the Priesthood, Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida is the first "official" Patroness saint for our Gethsemanet Vocational Platform: https://joanlab.net/hub/Gethsemane
Here's a very special and precious gift, in English or Espanol, from the soon to be Blessed Conchita: www.ApCross.org/Conchita
August 28, 2018 - Completion of our SeeBank.Net Financial Ministry's Application to participate in the "Prophetic Economy International Contest."
After a prayerful decision to participate, about two months ago, finally today, the solemnity of St. Augustine of Hippo, we completed the challenging (in our very particular case) paperwork application and the video message required by the organizers of this extraordinary contest, and we are now ready for a timely but last day type of submission. For more information, please open the following PDF file:
October 10, 2018 - Feast day of Saint Francis Borgia, SJ, the greatest Jesuit General Superior after St. Ignatius of Loyola
If you already watched the short video ( https://JoAnLab.net/Prophetic ) linked and explained inside the set of documents posted at the previous event, above, you've learned the essence of one of our most powerful and promising projects, named SeeBank.Net for which St. Katharine Drexel is the beloved patroness saint and our main source of trust for its long-term blessings and supernatural protection. After years of consideration, we discerned to add, as well, the also extraordinary St. Francis Borgia with the 40 martyrs that he sent to Brazil, as patron saints for that major Project, alongside our dearest St. Kathy.
October 14, 2018 - Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini canonized "Pope Saint Paul VI"
Finally a great and historic day for our Ministry and the glory of the father of our many dreams, which is Pope Paul VI, our real founder, being canonized saint today. There are no words to describe our joy and thanksgiving to God and him, for the honor and tremendous responsibility of not only carrying his legacy and now saintly name (Pope St. Paul VI Foundation) but his Seed-invitation, root-Faith, and world-Vision, plus his powerful supernatural protection/intercession, despite our many shortcomings and faults.
December 12, 2018 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: An extremely strategic N.A. toll-free # plus its digital (205) mirror and Project are being prepared to be donated to EWTN.
Usually, updates regarding any one of our 200 internal Focuses (see JoAnLab.Net/Index ) are posted at their respective microsites and visible for members only. However, after a whole year of silent hard work, the recent milestones achieved by our Focus-group SFT02.02, created specifically to support EWTN, are so relevant that we decided to make it public to ask for prayers and more project volunteers: The Pope [St.] Paul VI Foundation, after virtually hopelessly negotiations, purchases, and number transfers, under challenging circumstances and novenas entrusted to Mother Angelica, finally secured the number 1-800-24/7-EWTN (just compare it with the EWTN's "Everything Number"), which will be able to receive calls from anywhere in North America, plus the local Birmingham AL mirror number 205-24/7-EWTN, now under tech-tests in a digital cloud platform for mobile apps, hoping to become capable of re-routing a large volume of free calls/chats via WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Google, etc., from anywhere in the world in several languages. More details and a future list of institutional partners for this Initiative named the project "EWTN DF4GC" (Digital Foundation for 24/7 Global [person-to-person] Communications), will be posted and gradually updated at the end of this year, at its Focus SFT02.02's micro-website.
Temporary Note: If you have any suggestions or concerns for this focus-group, you can contact us just by using this toll-free or local mirror number (for a limited time only, evidently). or by adding the mirror # (205-24/7-EWTN) to your WhatsApp after January 1st. 2021.
May 1st, 2019 - St. Joseph the Worker Memorial - Vatican Press Release: "The Economy of St. Francis!" (link below)
So dear to our Mission (just watch our video linked under #20, above), finally Pope Francis issued today a worldwide convocation for [young] Economists and Entrepreneurs to create a better Economy, hopefully entering into a broad "covenant" for a future global Economy model worthy of St. Francis and the Gospel, "that he lived in complete consistency, also on the social and economic level." Thank God for his leadership! Here's the link: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2019/05/11/0399/00815.html#ing
September 30, 2019 - After years of quiet strategic work and little budget (PPVI Foundation doesn't ask for donations, ever) the SeeBank.Net beta code launched: 1st personal, corporate & family account opened today, at the baptism anniversary of Pope St. Paul VI.
As a child, St. Therese of Lisieux fervently prayed to be given a brother who would become a priest, but only had sisters (all-holy nuns). Instead, among thousands of future priests deeply inspired by her, God also gave her more than just a “brother” priest, but a Pope “son”: St. Therese died on Sept. 30th, 1897. Before she died, she whispered to Mother Agnes (one of her natural sisters) that she wanted to offer up her last moments for all the babies baptized that day. Giovanni Battista Montini (Pope St Paul VI), our true Founder, was baptized exactly on that same day! #SeeBank4Life
February 8, 2020 – The Rosebud-Rosary Apostolate's first book is published and the illustrated paperback is printed in color.
Now available at Amazon Smile: Click here to see it, look inside or buy it at a cost: of $19.62 (Yes! at a cost= of $0 -zero- royalty, 0% markup). Please confirm EWTN TV as the charity for the Amazon donation. Black & white Amazon price will be around $3.00, also under zero profit for us. We thank God and our "Immaculate Princess" (click here for a prayer copy) for such a priceless gift, after years of work. Free digital copies are available at JoAnLab.Net/FreeBooks. Here's an affordable black and white alternative, within our main G.S. volume. Requests for our specially designed Rosebud-Rosaries (at cost, many are free, plus shipping), please write to us at Rosary@BlessedFamily.us
(Friends, book buyers, and/or free Rosebud-Rosary receivers in 'disagreement' with our current $0 (zero) markup "selling" Policy, can freely pay the cost price of new purchases directed to us, plus shipping and taxes, therefore saving even more, instead of wasting money on Amazon potential monopoly, already swallowing billions of dollars from book authors worldwide).
January 20, 2021 - St. Sebastian's Feast day, The FC4CD+ Advocacy's official starting date and its first local US chapter (Metro Washington DC) online inauguration.
This JoAnLab's Focus-group #SIT04 and its first seed (an Advocacy Project), from now on operational (although incipient), initially named The FC4CD+ Advocacy, as an abbreviation for "Freedom Coalition for Civil Disobedience, Constructive Resistance, Smart Boycott, and Accountability") became operational.
The [Pro]Freedom Coalition for Civil Disobedience, Constructive Resistance, Smart Boycott, and Accountability Advocacy Int'l. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and nonviolent but tough and proactive ProFamily, ProFreedom, ProLife, ProFaith & ProScience Subsidiarity Association. More info will be found at https://CivilDisobedience.Info ASAP, since still under cowardly sabotage, canceled by some woke Afilias' employee (The Domain's Registry). After months of a fight, our Lawyer finally enforced our right to renew the annual ownership of CivilDeisobedience.info also illegally denied until the very last day. We are now preparing a federal legal action against Donus-Afilias: Just imagine if your company buys any legally uncensorable top level domains such as .com, .info, .net, from any Registrar, but an anonymous Registry's representative (not the hosting) simply doesn't like its content and forces the Registrar under his authority to block it at DNS level! (Absolutly UNBELIEVABLE!) Meanwhile, the original draft is available at https://joanlab.net/hub/SIT04 micro-site.
March 19, 2021 - St. Joseph Feast Day, Our SeeBank.Net fintech startup to be supported and partially hosted on the Hedera worldwide DeFi Network.
After years of hopeless scrutiny among operational Digital Coins and other blockchains platforms (mostly unsustainable under our very long-term vision), none could even get close to the many ethical demands, low-cost-based sustainability, and strategic technology needs of our SeeBank.net's Financial Ministry Project. Finally, the search for a crucial strategic partnership is over: We are pleased to announce that Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR[ħ]+HTS+HCS, etc.) was the only ecosystem platform that we have decided to publicly support and commit with, permanently, including the transfer of every project's funds out of US dollars, into Hedera's HBAR's cryptocurrency.
March 19, 2022 – Solemnity of St. Joseph - Commentary-Addendum for the First Edition posted
The Rosebud-Rosary book second edition is almost ready for publication (just waiting for the "imprimatur"). We are ready to deep cut prices pre-printing the 2nd. edition (Eng. & Span.) in large quantities, using our own equipment as much as possible. Please go to https://JoAnLab.net/Rosary to read the Addendum letter to the first edition, which contains most of the information being added into the book's new edition, including a "High-Fives" illustration index. If you have the first edition, there you may request a free replacement, if you wish.
May 15, 2022 – Now Saint Charles de Foucauld, canonized by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City.
Another great and historic date for our Religious Society. Our Spiritual Father (Art.2. §2&3), Charles Eugène de Foucauld de Pontbriand... Like in the "Prodigal Son...," from playboy, (the wealthy Viscount of Foucauld), to "pray-boy" (poor, priest, hermit, martyr & saint). The first truly universal brother since he explicitly desired to enlarge his heart as the heart of Jesus, to the point of even feeling himself a brother to every human person. He asked for prayers that “I will truly become the brother of all," personifying the prayer of St. Claude de la Colombiere (... Sacred Heart of Jesus): "O God! What else will you have to do to conquer the hardness of our hearts? Lord, you must give us new hearts, tender hearts, sensitive hearts, to replace our hearts that are made of marble and bronze. You must give us your own Heart, Jesus." Yet, -Pope Francis reminded us- “that only after identifying with the least, did he come at last to be, indeed, the brother of all." Although a Viscount, intellectual, courageous explorer, author, geographer, polyglot, monk, priest, hermit mystic, he preferred to be called just, brother Charles. He deeply understood the essence, the path, and the sign of any authentic Christian life, later magnificently synthesized by Chiara Lubich's holy life and words: "We need to enlarge our heart to the measure of the heart of Jesus. How much work that means! Yet this is the only thing necessary. When this is done, all is done. And since we live in time, we must love our neighbors one by one, one at a time ..." Here is a collection of videos regarding his life and legacy: https://joanlab.net/hub/OurFather/videos