On 14 May 2021, Brother Superior General appointed
Brother Julien RATSIMBAZAFY, Visitor of the District of Antananarivo for a
period of four years, from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025.
Brother Julien RATSIMBAZAFY was born in Antsiriribe
(Diocese of Antsirabe) on 31 May 1972. He comes from a very fervent Christian
family of ten children, of whom the Lord called two to the priesthood, and
three to the religious life. He was Baptised on 23 June 1972, First Communion and
Confirmation on 25 April 1981.
Brother Julien made his Postulancy in 2000 in
Antananarivo, then the Novitiate from 2001 to 2002 in Bobo-Dioulasso. From 2003
to 2006, he made his Scholasticate in Abidjan. He made his first vows in
Bobo-Dioulasso on 14 June 2003, then his final vows on 13 August 2010 in
Brother RATSIMBAZAFY benefited from a training at the
LOVASOA Centre in Antamponakatso as a Formator in 2007. He also holds a
Master’s degree in Education Sciences and an M2 in Sociology.
Passionate about football and music (piano), he is
very close to the young people to whom he devotes all his time.
Brother Julien has assumed a number of
responsibilities in the District of Antananarivo. He was Formator and then
Director at the Postulancy, Assessor of the choir “Chœur Cher Frère
Rafiringa”, teacher and Responsible for the Pastoral ministry at the
Infocentre De La Salle, Director of the scholasticate St. Miguel in Abidjan,
District Councillor, National Responsible for the MEL office, Member of the
Economic Council, Director of communities, Delegate to AIMEL II (in 2013),
Bursar of the District (since 2018), several times capitulant at the Chapters
of his District.
We assure to the Brother Visitor Julien RATSIMBAZAFY our
prayers and wish him a fruitful apostolate in the exercise of his new pastoral
Brother Mamy, FSC