Hozana is an organization run by Catholic laypeople with an ecumenical perspective. Our mission is to help everyone get closer to Jesus, by creating a wide selection of prayer communities on the Internet.
We manage the website Hozana.org which allows anyone to join and/or create prayer communities with various themes (intentions, meditations, teachings, etc). We also manage the Hozana App which enables and encourages people to pray among friends.
God, we entrust our Hozana community to You,
May we shine ever more brightly with Your love and lead people towards holiness through prayer.
Teach us to fulfill our vocation as children of God.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." (Matthew 7:7-9)
These two verses are precisely what led me to do what I'm doing today when. After graduating, I asked the Lord to help me find a job where I could serve Him. I am hopeful that Hozana will contribute to spreading knowledge about His great promise while reminding me of it daily.
"The real journey is not roaming the desert or wandering under the sea, it is to reach that exceptional point where the taste of the instant fully imbues our inner life" (Antoine de Saint Exupéry)
Working for Hozana is a blessing for me. It enables me to dedicate my life to the mission God has for me: helping my brothers and sisters to get closer to Him through prayer. It also makes me aware that I can, through my daily actions, be a small sign of His Presence and His Kindness to my neighbor.
"Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house." (Matthew 5:15)
I was gifted with the ability to master several languages, so when Thomas came up with the idea to launch a Spanish (my native language!) version of Hozana, I immediately accepted the challenge! My hope is that many other lamps, other persons, will give light all over the globe and illuminate the nations. You are the light of the world, says Jesus!
"That day Débora sang this song (...) Kings, listen! Princes, listen! I will sing, yes, I will sing to the Lord, I will sing to the Lord, the God of God Israel." (Judges 5:1,3)
I want to sing to the Lord the most beautiful of songs! For me, being in Hozana is a concrete way of uniting two beauties that are often separated in the same place: the beauty of prayer and the beauty of the world of work. I want to show the world the beauty of Christ and his Church through my work at Hozana!
"For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control." (2 Timothy 1:7)
I heard this verse at the Rio's WYD in 2013. As a result, I bravely resumed my Art Studies, to beautify the world. Today, thanks to the Hozana community, I am able to make the world more prayerful with what I am, with my art skills.
“If you knew the gift of God…” (John 4:10)
If we only knew who He is, what He wants to give us, we His children… Everything in abundance! Discovering God is my passion. The little bits and pieces that He lets me have a glimpse of gives me an immense thirst to continue searching for Him. For me, Hozana is pure joy! It gives me the opportunity to open the eyes of everyone and show them all of the treasures that our heavenly Father wants to lavish us down to every single detail of our life and His Church. We will never finish discovering all of His hidden treasures…..therefore Hozana will never stop blossoming!
“If I do not have love, I am nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:2)
What’s the best gift that I have ever received? My faith! Its my faith that makes me vibrate and love every minute that this magnificent life has to offer me, and love each person that I cross each day! I joined Hozana to build, share and spread my faith everywhere!
“Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will.” (1 Corinthians 9:25)
During my athletic career, I always questioned if it made any sense or not. Today, by putting all of my talents and energy into Hozana, I feel assured that I am participating in the work of the Lord! What a joy!
Father Pierre Amar is a priest in the Yvelines region of France. Father Guillaume Seguin is a priest from the diocese of Paris. They accompany us on this project. Father Amar is also a co-author of the Padre Blog.
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