Although Dera feared that the visit of her parents might bring difficulties in his home, it was the opposite: thanks to Vola.

The bride and groom were two hours late for the church wedding. Dera and Vola were shocked to learn that it was the children of the bride and groom themselves who held the bride's veil. The simplicity of the bride and groom's clothing was the result of ignorance and lack of development rather than greed or poverty.

Dera and Vola attended a wedding in the countryside. Sincerity, simplicity: was among the characters of the people living there that they met that day, but the people in the village of Dera are a little different from the other villagers of Ambatomainty.

Because of the many things Dera had to face alone, both at home and at the market, and the consequences: he had nightmares. He dreamt about him and Vola.

Words of welcome

Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, President of the Bishops' Conference of Madagascar, sent a letter of welcome to Bishop Tomasz Grysa, newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar. He assures him of fraternal cooperation.

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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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“I believed, I promised, I recovered!”

Artemides Zatti: Gospel of vocation and a Church that cares — “The mosaic of our saints and blesseds, though rich enough in the categories represented – Founder, Co-founder, Rector Majors, missionaries, martyrs, priests and young people, still lacked the figure of a coadjutor brother. Now, even this gap is being filled.”1

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