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Province of Madagascar: New foundation in Mangataboahangy

P eventWednesday, 17 July 2024

The Province of Madagascar opened a new Community in Mangataboahangy in September 2023. Mangataboahangy is located in the extreme northwest of the Diocese of Ambositra, Province of Fianarantsoa. It is among the furthest and most isolated in this Diocese. The Mangaboahangy District is made up of fourteen (14) churches (bells) in different villages. The number of Catholic Christians is 6700 among a population of 18000.

Following a request of the Diocese over several years, the Congregation accepted in 2023; and our Province sent six sisters for education at school and pastoral care, especially in the bush.

The district needs the Sisters, which is why they were happy to welcome us the day we arrived. We are also happy with our presence because we see that the people are thirsty for change and evolution. 95% of the population are farmers who survive in the agricultural sector, especially in rice cultivation and cattle breeding using traditional methods. The population density is still very low. In general, schooling is still secondary in importance and very low.

We hope that our presence in this place brings a lot of fruit to people. We entrust ourselves to the grace of God and the prayer of Saint Marie Eugénie as well as your prayers so that we can extend the Reign of God.

Community of Ste Marie Eugénie Mangataboahangy