Sunday 2A

Sunday. Second Week of Advent

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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People of Zion, he will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; and The Lord will make his glorious voice heard. (Isaiah 30: 19. 30)

Monday 2A

Monday. Second Week of Advent

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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Be strong, do not fear. Here is your God. He will come and save you. (Isaiah 35: 4)

Tuesday 2A

Tuesday. Second Week of Advent

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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Behold, the King is coming, Lord of the earth, and he will free us from the yoke of bondage.

Wednesday 2A

Wednesday. Second Week of Advent

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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The Lord will surely come, without delay; He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness. (Habakkuk 2: 3; 1 Corinthians 4: 5)

Thursday 2A

Thursday. Second Week of Advent

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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I will rejoice heartily in the Lord, my being exults in my God. For he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has wrapped me in a robe of justice, like a bride adorned with her jewels. (Isaiah 61: 10)

Friday 2A

Friday. Second Week of Advent

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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Come, Lord, come in peace, that we may rejoice with a perfect heart!

Saturday 2A

Saturday. Second Week of Advent

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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The day of the Lord is at hand, he will come to save us.

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No parasite should live inside a human being. When there are too many "worms" in a person, they can infect the esophagus, stomach, liver, intestines. Symptoms: weight gain, frequent abdominal pain, which can lead to anemia, itching of the anus. Parasites can be contracted through dirty hands, food that hasn't been properly cleaned or contaminated kitchen utensils, and can also come from water. Parasites can enter a person: through the mouth or through the pores...

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Visitatio ad limina Apostolorum

The Episcopal Conference of Madagascar carries out a pilgrimage visit called "Visitatio ad limina". This visit is held in the Basilicas of the Apostles in Rome every five years where the bishops pray, meet and talk with the Holy Father and visit the different dicasteries and congregations of the Vatican for the good of the life of the Church and the people of God. Jean Séraphin Rafanomezantsoa, Secretary of Coordination, Episcopal Conference of Madagascar.

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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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