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
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 a merciful love, second to none, until his last day, Jan 4, 2007. His teachings, precious sense of humor, love for families and for those in extreme need continues 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 Ilness Focus-group (GHI03), a Seed-Project (GHI03.01) that certainly will also benefit many people related to Group GHI02.05 More information: GHI03.01 Draft Summary.
January 9, 2017 (SeBank.us brand strategy finally defined)
The names of our patron saints Joachim & Anne will be somehow incorporated as an essential part of the official name of the Social eBank, alongside a variation of institutional descriptors depending on the languages, media and public target. In English, for example, it will be similar to: "The Socio-educational Bank of St. Joachim and St. Anne." With or without built-in complementary brand descriptions like: "Grandparents & grandchildren partnership for the common good," or "A nonprofit Social-educational Bank for Life & Interdependence," or "A socio-educational financial based platform for the 'New Evangelization Network,' " or "Supporting a Family-centered 'new evangelization ethical-economy strategy' " ("It's the moral character, stupid!" as quoted @ABOUT tab); "In Spanish, it will sounds like: "Banco Socio-educativo de San Joaquín y Santa Ana" plus "Abuelitos y nietos haciendo 'Lío' por el bien común," or "Un Banco comunitario por la vida y interdependencia." An argument for the need of a similar project (SIT01-SeBank) 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 at the front page of our website by the MEMBERS tab (kind feedback, corrections or translations always welcome). The final layers (The Internal Statutes and Regulations), then applicable only to our future consecrated members under formal religious vows, is now under its final phase of development. 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) web-site, 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 gave "us" two priceless and historic divine gifts:
We believe that she gave to her mom and dad and, therefore, gave it to her own Blessed Family, a General Statute for a new, extended, adoptive family here on earth, open to all with a sincere desire to serve and to love each and every one, 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 more accessible, is like having a divine cherry gift on top of a precious cupcake (Statute, link below), that she is daring to inspire us to bake, despite unworthy bakers. For more info about our Blessed Family' 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 posted online.
Linked below, first draft published today, exactly on 100th year anniversary date from the first apparition on May, 13 1917, and now 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 for our times. Here's a link with a copy of the interview:
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 no longer under draft mode, including our General Statutes, posted today as Version 1.0 (Please consider void 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, 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 the 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 link:
April 8, 2018, Sunday. Today, Divine Mercy universal annual feast day, we discerned the inspiration to use our GM5 Rosary 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 GM5 Rosary, we discerned with joy and surprise a clear call to promote the use of our specially designed Blessed Family Rosary, nicknamed GM5 ("Give me five"), also to pray the chaplet of the Divine Mercy, in addition of 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 for 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