Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Archbishop of Vienna
‘Alpha is for meeting Jesus. What I like in all that I have seen and heard about Alpha is the simplicity. For me, the Christian life has something to do with simplicity, friendship, closeness and joy. That’s what I feel about Alpha and I think that’s a sign that it works and that it’s given from the Lord.’
Cardinal Mark Ouellet
Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
‘Alpha brings people closer and helps them to find that power which unites. The Alpha experience is not only a means through which one finds true life, but also a way to share the good news of the Living Christ.
Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno
President of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference and Archbishop of Aparecida
'I recommend Alpha; an excellent method for the first proclamation of the gospel.'
Bishop Grzegorz Rys
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Kraków
‘We see Alpha as a very useful instrument that is working in the parishes, not only in parishes in the town but also those in the villages. This is very important because we don't have many instruments of evangelisation for villages parishes.’
Cardinal Gérald Lacroix
Archbishop of Quebec
'I have had the privilege of participating in various Alphas in Quebec and have witnessed how lives are changed and how the participants are touched by the teachings, witnessing and fellowship experienced during the course. The method is simple yet very effective. Small groups are definitely a key to the success of this tool of New Evangelisation.'
Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Archbishop of Brisbane
‘For many years now and in various parts of the world, Alpha has shown itself powerful in bringing faith alive in all kinds of people. Its focus is on Jesus, its method is simple and its appeal is wide-ranging. It is also well adapted for use in Catholic communities looking to provide the kind of ignition we need if we are to become a more missionary Church.’