26th December - Saint Stephen was one of the seven deacons chosen by the apostles to assist them in their mission. In the sixth and seventh chapters of the book of Acts of the Apostles we find a detailed account of his life, his mission, from his election as deacon to his arrest.

25 December - The birth of Jesus, Son of God, Saviour of the world, is celebrated on this day. The Gospels of Saint Matthew and Luke tell of this birth of the Lord. According to the Scriptures, the mother of Jesus is Mary, the daughter of Anne and Joachim of Nazareth and Galilee. And Joseph, a descendant of David, is her foster father.

24 december - Adele of Pfalzel is the daughter of King Dagobert II. She lived in the 8th century. She marries Odon and gives birth to Albéric who is the father of Gregory of Utrecht, the future disciple of Saint Boniface.

23rd December - John was born in 1397 in Kenty, diocese of Cracow, son of Stanislaus and Anne. From his childhood he showed great qualities of gentleness and piety.

New impetus

The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Diocese of Ambatondrazaka in 2021 has brought spiritual renewal to Christians. Their current three main challenges are to improve the system to be in tune with the structure of the whole Church, to encourage Christians to pray and live the sacraments, and to urge them to be responsible in the life of the Church. Speech by Fr. Sata Jean Noël Andrianasolo

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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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