Prayer nook

October 2021

In preparation for the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation in April 2022, 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 Region

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.

News from this Region

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.

The celebration of the 40th anniversary of Verbum Bible Publishing House.
11 Feb 2022

On 1 January 1982, the Verbum Bible publishing house was founded with the project of publishing the Bible in Lingala, one of the most widely spoken languages in the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in its capital, Kinshasa, and in the north-west of the country. In 2022, it celebrates 40 years of existence and service, with several Bibles published in French, English and several local African and especially Congolese languages.

Visit of the CBF Secretary General in Kinshasa
10 Feb 2022

Responding to the invitation to participate in the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Verbum Bible, the General Secretary of the Catholic Biblical Federation held a working visit in the DR Congo.

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)

Monthly Readings Calendar

Download printable Calendar (clicking on it)

Lectio divina material

Previous intentions

This month

September 2021


August 2021

South-East Asia

July 2021

North-East Asia

June 2021

South Asia

May 2021

Middle East

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