20 October - Irene is born into a wealthy family in Nabância, now Tomar. She is sent by her parents to the local monastery where she is placed under the guardianship of a tutor, the monk Remigius.

19 October - On 3 January 1694, Paolo Francesco Danei is born in Ovada, Italy. He is the son of Luchino, a merchant, and Anna Maria Massari and the eldest of a family of sixteen children, of whom only six will survive after childhood.

18 October - Luke lived in the first century, of Syrian origin, born in Antioch. Some say that Luke was a pagan, but some sources say that he followed the Jewish religion. A doctor by profession, he was also a painter.

17 October - The Ignatius in question is the successor of St. Peter after Evodus in the administration of the Church of Antioch, around the year 70. Historical reminder: the Christians of Jerusalem fled to Antioch at a time when persecution intensified at that time.

Visitatio ad limina Apostolorum

The Episcopal Conference of Madagascar carries out a pilgrimage visit called "Visitatio ad limina". This visit is held in the Basilicas of the Apostles in Rome every five years where the bishops pray, meet and talk with the Holy Father and visit the different dicasteries and congregations of the Vatican for the good of the life of the Church and the people of God. Jean Séraphin Rafanomezantsoa, Secretary of Coordination, Episcopal Conference of Madagascar.

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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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