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Blessed Brother Rafael Rafiringa, FSC
Brother Rafael Rafiringa devoted his life to serving others as a De La Salle Brother in Madagascar.
He faced challenges but remained committed to his mission of providing education to children and young people, especially those from marginalized backgrounds.
His dedication and faith inspired many, and his legacy of compassion and service continues to be celebrated today.
On May 19, the Catholic Church commemorates Brother Rafael’s selfless service, which left a lasting impact on the world.
Born on November 3, 1856, in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Died on May 19, 1919, in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.
O God, who made blessed Raphael an admirable guide of the brothers in the way of faith and love, may we also, following his example and through his intercession, walk as children of the light willing always to serve our brothers and sisters Through Christ our Lord.