18th November - Odon is born around 882. He comes from a noble Frankish family. He was sent to the court of the Count of Anjou, then to that of the Duke of Aquitaine William I the Pious to receive an education as a knight. He learned music and dialectics in Paris, where he was a pupil of Rémi, Bishop of Auxerre.

November 17 - Elizabeth of Hungary, daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary, was born in Pressburg, Hungary on July 7, 1207. Engaged at four years of age and married at fourteen to Landgrave Louis IV of Thuringia, she became aware of the movement founded in Italy by Francis of Assisi, to which she adhered from the depths of her soul.

16 November - Gertrude was born on 6 January 1256 in Eisleben, Thuringia. At the age of five, she was entrusted to the care of the Cistercian nuns of the monastery of Helfta in what is now Saxony-Anhalt. Mechtilde of Hackeborn, who, at the age of 20, took over Gertrude's education.

15 November - Albert the Great is born Albrecht von Bollstädt in Lauingen, Swabia in 1193. He introduced Greek and Arabic sciences into the universities of Europe. He is already nicknamed "the Great" during his lifetime.

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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