THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017 (MALTA & GOZO)
The Annual General Meeting 2017 of the SDC Delegation for Malta and Gozo was held between the 11th and 12th February. On Saturday evening, members gathered at St. Michael School. The Delegate of the Superior General delivered an introductory speech which was followed by the presentation of the Financial Report 2016. On Sunday morning, members and candidates gathered at a hotel at Qawra. The programme started with Mass celebrated by Mgr. Lawrence Sciberras. Afterwards the Secretary of the Delegation presented the Administrative Report 2016. The Superior General concluded the Meeting and afterwards all present had lunch together.
110th anniversary of the Foundation of the SDC
On Thursday 2nd February members, candidates and aspirants currently at the Ħamrun SDC centre commemorated the 110th anniversary of the Foundation of the SDC with a special celebration in the Chapel of the Visitation, popularly known as the Chapel of Santunuzzu also in Ħamrun. This is the Chapel where St. George Preca gathered the members for their first formal meeting on 2nd February 1907. The celebration included a short history of the Chapel and sayings by Eugenio Borg – the first Superior General. All present prayed and shared their reflections. The current Superior General delivered a short message to mark the occasion.
The St Paul Cult in the apostolate of St. George Preca and Mgr. Giuseppe de Piro
The General meeting held on Wednesday 1st February 2017 was held in collaboration with Fondazzjoni Paulus. The meeting was introduced by Dr. Mark Fenech Vella, the President of the Foundation. Then Dr. Doris Cannataci Ph.D. delivered the keynote speech entitled The St. Paul Cult in the apostolate of St. George Preca and the Servant of God Mgr. Giuseppe de Piro. In her speech, Dr Cannataci reviewed the influence of the Pauline writings on both Founders. This was followed with reflections by Fr. Tony Sciberras MSSP, Mgr. John Azzopardi and Superior General Natalino Camilleri.
Celebrating the Conversion of St. Paul
Members in Malta celebrated the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul during the General Meeting held on Wednesday 25th of January 2017. The celebration included the reading of the event from the Acts of the Apostles, visio divina based on Caravaggio’s painting showing Paul’s conversion, hymns and readings penned by the Founder. Animator Albert Mangion shared his reflections on the feast.