Prayer nook

October 2022

In preparation for the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation in April 2023, we invite all members and friends of our Federation to pray for God’s blessing, the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and the intercession of Mary, the Mother of the Word, for all its regions and their activities. 

The intention for this month you can find here:

Presentation of the Intention

Biblical ministry in the African Region is a fruit of an ongoing and lively cooperation between the Catholic Biblical Federation and the Biblical Center for Africa and Madagascar (BICAM). The latter brings together all Bishop’s Conferences on the continent. Its mission to promote the Bible and biblical formation among Catholics fits well with the mission of the Federation at large. CBF, for its part, contributes to the work of BICAM by coordinating activities of local biblical centers and institutions run by dioceses, religious orders, and lay associations. Noteworthy is the emphasis of this region on the translation of the Bible into local languages and its distribution. Thanks to the cooperation of the CBF and Kindermissionswerk from Aachen, an elaborate biblical-pastoral project, LectioYouth.Net, was developed and implemented for the youth and adults of Africa, with the aim of providing sound and advanced biblical formation available through the internet.

Monthly Readings Calendar

Download printable Calendar (clicking on it)

Lectio divina material

News from the Region

II International Biblical Symposium in Angola
18 Sep 2022

The 2nd International Biblical Symposium on the theme "Animação bíblica da inteira pastoral", organised by the Episcopal Commission for Biblical Pastoral Ministry of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST), which took place from 16 to 18 September in Luanda, came to an end.

La Bible Ecclésiale
03 Sep 2022

La Bible Ecclésiale - the African edition of the Bible Official Liturgical Translation (BTOL) is finally completed.

Arnoldus Bible Camp 2022
26 Apr 2022

The annual Arnoldus Bible Camp for Missionary Childhood Association in SVD parishes was held from 18th – 21st April 2022 at Ilizwi Biblical Centre, Zimbabwe after a break of two years.

Towards the CBF 10th Plenary Assembly: Catholic Biblical Federation in South Asia

On the way towards the CBF Plenary Assembly we would like to present the reality and future perspectives of the CBF Africa Region in the interventions of some representatives of the institutions that compose it. All of them are committed to witnessing a focus on biblical formation and biblical animation of pastoral care in this area of the world.

Msgr Mathieu Madega Lebouakehan (Gabon)

Conférence Episcopale du Gabon Commission Biblique (Gabon)

Paulinas África Austral (Angola - Moçambique - South Africa)

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (Nigeria)

Claret Biblical Apostolate (Cameroon)

Diocese Catholique de Muyinga (Burundi)

Divine Word Missionaries in Madagascar (Madagascar)

ILIZWI Biblical Centre (Zimbabwe)

Previous intentions

This month

September 2022

South Asia

August 2022

North-East Asia

July 2022

South-East Asia

June 2022

Oceania

May 2022

Southern and Western Europe

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