Mary, as she has been with us at every moment of our lives, will also be with us at the moment of our death. In the prayer we ask of her, in the final of the Hail Mary, in those moments, we ask her to hold our hand and help us to get up and run towards Jesus, the Lord of our lives. Novena to Mary Help of Christians. Day Nine.

Mary, having lived her life to the full as a gift, is a woman of all times, including our own. She's always relevant, never grows old and goes out of fashion. We can think of her beside us, in our trials, suffering and anxieties, because she suffered them. She is now our effective help and support. Novena to Mary Help of Christians. Day Eight.

Mary is a woman gathered in God but not isolated from men, their lives and their history. She is in silence because she is impermanent and cordial, listening to the word of God and the words of men. Her silence makes possible her listening and her discernment in order to identify, among the many words, the one that really counts. Novena to Mary Help of Christians. Day Seven.

For Mary, courage comes from the fact that she is a mother. A mother who can only take care of her daughters and sons. Nothing stops her, no obstacle or adversity intimidates her. No gesture is useful to ensure her presence, even silent and full of expectation, as at the foot of each cross where she stands with strength. Novena to Mary Help of Christians. Day Six.

To have a constant conscience without reproach

Message of the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Madagascar. “I strive to have a clear conscience before God and men” (Acts 24,16)

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Love and Salvation

Christmas is a great joy, because it is the love of God that has come to us, proclaims Fr. Bizimana Innocent, Provincial Superior of the Salesians Don Bosco of Madagascar and Mauritius, presenting his Christmas greetings. Salvation is accomplished, so life is not in danger of disappearing. It is this love and this salvation that we wish to fill our life so that we have peace.

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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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