Wednesday July 28, 2021 - Seventeenth week of Ordinary Time - I call you my friends, says the Lord, for all that I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you - Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ Matthew 13, 44-46

The parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl were told by Jesus in a house, in the inner circle of his disciples, destined to be the first preachers of the Kingdom of Heaven. In these parables, Jesus wants to convey this to us: the Kingdom of Heaven is such a precious commodity and it brings true joy. We, the first preachers of this Kingdom, must acquire and keep it with perseverance and vigor. In this conquest, let us imitate the plowman and the merchant who had to give up everything they had in order to have this inestimable good.

In these parables we can learn a life lesson: the Kingdom of Heaven is invaluable. It is essential, more than the food of each day. This is why Jesus reminded us that we must seek him first. But it is not enough for us to contemplate its superiority and remain indifferent, we must choose it or not; look for all the means to find it even with guile to obtain it. If this precious good gives us joy, all that we have done to have it cannot be considered a sacrifice, but rather a gain.

The fourth bishop of Tsiroanomandidy

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Gabriel Randrianantenaina bishop of the diocese of Tsiroanomadidy in the region of Bongolava. Four years ago, Mgr Gustavo Bombin Espino, former bishop of this diocese, was appointed bishop of Maintirano so the diocese in question did not have a bishop. The episcopal ordination took place on Sunday July 11, 2021 at the Public High School of the city Tsiroanomandidy.

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What kind of Salesians?

From February 16 to April 04 2020, The Salesian Congregation will hold the 28th General Chapter (GC 28) in Turin-Valdocco. This chapter presents 2 messages: the return to Valdocco, the Motherhouse of Salesian, after 62 years, the last was the CG18 and the general chapter which takes its title from a question: "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?"

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The "Directory" of the Salesian Youth Movement

The leaders (LEADS) of the Salesian Youth Movement (MSJ) of the Salesian Provinces of Don Bosco, with their Youth Ministry Delegates and the MSJ coordinators, participated last Saturday, July 31, at 2:30 p.m. Rome time , at the "PLAN LAUNCH" initiative (Project Launch).

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