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1 august 2011

The pilgrimage of the "Rainbow" province is in full swing ! 216 "messengers of joy" are celebrating the Faith and Light 40th anniversary...

The pilgrimage of the Rainbow province is in full swing ! On Saturday 30th July, 120 members of the communities of Seychelles, Mauricius and Rodrigue, Reunion and Madagascar were gathered in Antananarivo for a time of prayer around Blessed Raphaël Rafiringa and Blessed Victoire Rasoamanarivo. On Sunday, a beautiful mass was celebrated for a large crowd by Father Pedro Opeka at Akamasoa on the hills around Tana. The Eucharist was followed by a great celebration with dancing and singing under the spotlight !

On Monday 1st August, the « messengers of joy » have set out to Antsirabe. Opening ceremony at 4:00 p.m. followed by the celebration of the washing of feet. The messengers are no longer 120 but have been joined by other members of local communities, they are now 216.

On Tuesday, the Way of the Cross. On Wednesday, great mass at the cathedral where all the city parishioners have been invited. The pilgrimage will end at the Sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of La Salette.


We wish you a wonderful pilgrimage !

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