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May 2021

Brother Raphaël Louis Rafiringa, FSC

May 19
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of May, repeating indefinitely

Br. Raphaël Louis Rafiringa was born in Tananarive (Madagascar) on May 1, 1856. His indefatigable missionary effort suffered as a result of two wars, one in 1883 and the other in 1895. All the missionaries having been chased from the island, Brother Raphaël confronted this difficult situation with a superhuman courage that was crowned with success. As a sign of their recognition of this, the French authorities decorated him with the Madagascan gold medal of merit. As a result of…

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