Incorporation of new members
On Christmas morning three Candidates from the Delegation of Malta and Gozo were incorporated Members in the Society. They are Kurt Delia, Darrel Pace and Jeremy Zammit. During the Ceremony member Paul Sammut shared a reflection about the SDC vocation and presented Euġenju Borg, the first Superior General, as a model for all members. The Superior General and the Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr. Kevin Schembri, also delivered their messages at the end of the Ceremony.
Maltese Crib in the Vatican
The Maltese Crib currently on display in St. Peter’s Square, Rome features Saint George Preca together with four adolescent boys. One of the boys carries the placard with the words Verbum Dei caro factum est (The Word of God was made flesh). Thus the artist, Manuel Grech, clearly refers to the Founder’s devotion to the Incarnation that led the Founder to start the Demonstration of Baby Jesus. Animator Ivan Farrugia and Superior Anthony Grima were both present for the inauguration ceremony that took place on 8th December 2016.
Celebration for candidates and parents
On Saturday 10th of December, a meeting for candidates of the Malta Delegation and their parents was held at the Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan Conference Centre. During the meeting several candidates shared reflections about the Incarnation of the Lord in today’s families, at the work place and the SDC Centres. The meeting also included reflections by the Delegate of the Superior General and the Superior General respectively. The evening ended with a reception in the garden.
Commemorating Blessed Charles de Foucauld
On Wednesday 14th of December, SDC members commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of Blessed Charles de Foucauld. Four members of the Secular Fraternity of Charles de Foucauld (Malta) shared reflections about their experiences in the Fraternity and their spirituality. This was followed with the biographical feature Called to be last – that was produced specifically for the occasion. At the end of the meeting all prayed The Prayer of Abandonment, as penned by Blessed Charles de Foucauld.