It is important for everyone to show virtue and kindness. There are 13 levels in purgatory, depending on our lack of virtue: fear of God, charity and compassion, faith, hope, obedience, penance, piety, chastity, prudence, courage and strength, temperance, purity, justice. Programme "instant avec un prêtre", on Radio Don Bosco, every Wednesday evening.

 

The biblical definition of poverty differs from people's understanding of what poverty is. According to the Scriptures, blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven and they shall inherit the earth; poverty here means not clinging to earthly riches and avoiding visible wealth. Poverty is linked to humility, union and friendship. Programme ‘Instant avec un prêtre’, on Radio Don Bosco, every Wednesday evening.

Pentecost is an important time for Christians, and it encourages everyone to go to confession often, every week, as the Council of Trent states. Confession is the foundation of peace with God and with one another. Knowing the Ten Commandments is the basis for self-examination, helping everyone to make confession. Programme "Instant avec un prêtre" on Radio Don Bosco, every Wednesday evening.

Self-education means taking charge of your life. Basic education is acquired at home and in the community, in various fields. Everyone has a duty towards education and upbringing; we have to make an effort to show courtesy, to maintain justice and fairness, to look after our common interests. Programme "Instant avec un prêtre", broadcast on Radio Don Bosco, every Wednesday evening.

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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