A SEMINAR ON THOMAS MERTON
The Society of Christian Doctrine in conjunction with the Carmelite Institute organized a seminar for the general public on Thomas Merton. The Seminar was held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November at the Mdina Carmelite Priory. 45 persons participated in the seminar. The program included four talks, time for prayer, reading and personal reflection on Merton’s writings as well as sharing in groups.
A SEMINAR ON MISSIOLOGY
Sixteen members participated in a Seminar on Missiology that was held at Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan Conference Centre and St. Michael School on the 6th and 7th November. During the seminar the participants reflected on different aspects of the life of the missionary through various activities and experiences. This was a preparatory seminar for the second phase of the Missiology course, due to start in January 2016.
MASS FOR THE REPOSE OF THE DEAD
On Wednesday 4th November, the Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr. Kevin Schembri, together with Mgr. Lawrence Gatt, concelebrated mass for the repose of members, associates and benefectors, especially those who died between November 2014 and October 2015. Mass was celebrated in the Auditorium. In his homily, Fr. Kevin shared thoughts on the way that Christians should reflect on death. In Gozo mass was led by Fr. John Meilaq.
Visit by H.E. Bishop Arturo Gonzalez Amador
H.E. Bishop Arturo Gonzales Amador, Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Clara in Cuba visited Malta between 31st October and 3rd November. During this visit he concelebrated holy mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, he addressed the candidates currently following the Course of Formation and also visited the SDC Centres at Naxxar and Ħ’Attard. The Bishop also met the Superior General and the General Executive Council of the Society. The Bishop also visited the families of members in the SDC Centre in Sagua La Grande, which forms part of the diocese of Santa Clara.