From Monday 19 to Friday 23 June Fr David Cortis osa and Fr Salvinu Caruana osa participated in a Conference Intercultural Experience of Pastoral Ministry in a changing Europe - New Forms of Evangelization in the Augustinian Order, held in San Gimignano (FI) Italy. It was a nice experience and there were 9 speakers including Fr David who did a reflection and presented a paper on The Augustinian Pastoral Hospitality and Integration of Immigrations/Refugees in Malta. The Church’s Evangelical Service of Love to Strangers.

 



During this year, when the Maltese Augustinian Friars are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Maltese Province, the Prior General of the Augustinian Order, Padre Alejandro Moral Antón OSA will be making his Canonical Visit in the Maltese Province from 16 to 24 May. This will be his first official visit to the Maltese Province during which he will be visiting the various communities and other realities of the Province.

In the course of the days he will be in Malta, he will be having individual meetings with each religious member of the Province as well as with each Augustinian Community: in Rabat Malta, Valletta, Pieta’ Tarxien, Paceville and Rabat Gozo. He will be meeting also with Augustinians residing at the House of the Clergy in B’Kara. He will be conferring the Affiliation of the Order to 10 persons. A very important visit will be that to the Augustinian Schools: the Primary School in Marsa and the Secondary School in Pieta’. He will also be officiating the Titular Feast of the Parish of St. Augustine as well as leading the procession and the mass of the feast of St. Rita in Valletta. All the lay people that are in some way connected with the Augustinians will also be meeting the Prior General. Another important meeting will be with His Excellency the Archbishop of Malta, Mons. Charles J. Scicluna and the Bishop of Gozo, His Excellency Mons. Mario Grech. This Canonical Visit shall end with a fraternal meeting with all the religious members of the Maltese Augustinian Province.   

The Prior General will be accompanied by one of his assistants, Padre Luis Marín de San Martín OSA who is responsible for all the Augustinians in Southern Europe.

We welcome him amongst us!


On Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 5.30pm a Prayer Vigil was held at St Augustine Priory in Gozo. Some passages of Fra Grazzja Gauci OSA’s life were read out, and afterwards a painting showing Fra Grazzja was blessed, followed by a moment of adoration. The painting was painted by Manuel Farrugia. On the same day Fra Grazzja’s biography was published – a work done by Eman Bonnici. Holy paintings were distributed with a prayer written by the Bishop of Gozo Mons. Mario Grech.


The most wonderful contacts in life occur when the eyes meet, when the hearts open up and when we live experiences together. 

The most wonderful contacts in life occur when there is intimacy, genuine feelings, transparency and real comfort. 

The most wonderful contacts in life occur when our inner self is touched with blessings and our imagination continues to roam 

 


As part of the 200 year Celebrations of the Maltese Augustinian Province, a new initiative was launched of Augustinian Dialogues with the Society. His Eminence Cardinal GianFranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, was invited who lectured on Il tempo e la piazza. Fede, cultura, societa. It was a magnificent reflection. The lecture was held on Tuesday 24 January at Teresa Spinelli Hall in Gzira.


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