On the occasion of the recent celebration of the World Day of the Sick, the community of Fianarantsoa gathered for two retreats at the Jean Marie Vianney childhood building, in Ambalapaiso.
In a note sent to
Fides a Camillian missionary says that "the first retreat was held on
Saturday, February 4 with the celebration of Father Albert Rainiherinoro
(M.I), Chaplain of the Diocesan Commission of Health, for the sick and
On Sunday, February 5 Father Garvey Zafindrainimara (S.J),
Chaplain of the Brotherhood of the sick and people with disabilities,
celebrated for health professionals.
On February 11, 2017, World Day of
the Sick, at 9 am both groups together with other pilgrims gathered in
the square of the Church of St. Therese Ilena to begin the Way of the
Cross to the Tower of the Madonna Salus Infirmorum where Mass was
celebrated during which the anointing of the sick "was administered".
The Mass was animated by the children of Ilena", added the missionary.
Instead on Sunday, February 12, 2017 the anointing of the sick was
administered at the public hospital in Tambohobe during the Eucharistic
celebration in the Chapel of San Camillo.