The seed germinates and grows for Him; Lord, open our hearts to keep what your Son has said. The mustard seed is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, but it becomes the largest of all vegetables when it is sown. The Kingdom of heaven is not the kingdom of the tycoon, nor of the mighty or the barbaric, but of humility. The place where the Kingdom of God is to be found is within each person. Try to work hard and change your character, because this is the preparation for the Kingdom of God. Working hard means those who are prepared to exile their bodies, that is, who dare to proclaim and live the Kingdom of God, to fight against the temptation of the spirit or against those who kill life...

10th Sunday, Year B: The family, struggling at home, will not last; I have called you friends, says the Lord, because I have told you all that I have heard from my Father. We should not be surprised if, for example, those at home do not believe what is being said, such as what Jesus experienced. The word ‘devil’ comes from the Greek word ‘Diabolos’ which means ‘divider’, ‘separator’, ‘destroyer’. We humans do not oppose the Holy Spirit when we do the Father's will. All those who do the Father's will become Jesus' family, especially those who follow God's commandments...

Sunday, celebration of the Blessed Sacrament: an offering of peace and nourishment that unites the Eucharist; I am the living Bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord: whoever eats this Bread will live forever. Blood plays an important role in the human body: strength, life, nourishment, defence against disease. It was Christ's pleasure to offer his blood, shed on the cross, as the source of our eternal life. He said: unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you will not have life in you. Those who take communion receive new blood in life, the blood of the risen Lord, the blood that heals, purifies...

Holy Trinity Sunday: God calls us to form one family with him; Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, God who is now, who was then and who is to come. The Church wants to emphasise the mystery of the Holy Trinity in this celebration. St Athanasius said: If God can be understood by human intelligence, then God is not true; St Tertullian says: the Trinity comes from the two words "Tri" and "Unity" which mean three but one. The Church needs people to teach catechism to Christians; it needs witnesses to develop the faith. As Christians, we are supposed to be like God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: to complement each other, to love each other...

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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