November 20, 2023 — Monday, Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time — I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life — Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke (Lk 18: 35-43)

As Jesus approached Jericho
a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him,

“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”

He shouted,

“Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”

The people walking in front rebuked him,
telling him to be silent,
but he kept calling out all the more,

“Son of David, have pity on me!”

Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him;
and when he came near, Jesus asked him,

“What do you want me to do for you?”

He replied,

“Lord, please let me see.”

Jesus told him,

“Have sight; your faith has saved you.”

He immediately received his sight
and followed him, giving glory to God.
When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.

Diocese of Miarinarivo

Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Miarinarivo, presented by H.E. Mgr Jean Claude Randrianarisoa. At the same time, the Supreme Pontiff has appointed H.E. Mgr Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, as Apostolic Admnistrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.

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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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