THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
On Wednesday 24th June, all the members and candidates of the Delegation of Malta and Gozo, gathered together for a Celebration to honour of Saint John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of the Society. The theme of the Celebration was ‘And many will rejoice because of his birth’(Lk 1, 14). The celebration included a feature, hymns, readings from the Founder’s writings and time for prayer and reflection. At the end of the celebration, the message that the Superior General wrote to the members on this occasion was read and distributed.
VISIT BY THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN KORÇË, ALBANIA
Between the 7th and 8st of June, HE Archbishop Ramiro Moliner Inglés, Apostolic Nuncio for Albania visited the Catholic Community of Korçë. On Sunday 7th June he celebrated mass in the parish church and then visited the SDC House and the SDC Centre. On Monday 8th June he also visited Preca College.
A SEMINAR ON THOMAS MERTON
Between the 29th and 31st of May, the Society organized a seminar to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, a Benedictine monk who wrote several books on spirituality. The seminar was based on Merton’s biography and selected readings. It included time for prayer and silence, documentaries about his life, a reflection on Merton as an author, workshops and presentations related to parts of his writings. Twenty five members participated in the seminar that was held in the Conference Centre at ‘Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan’.
Celebrating 20 years of SDC presence in Korçë Albania
To mark the twentieth anniversary of SDC apostolate in Albania, on Wednesday 13th May, the members organized a meeting for the members of staff in Preca College, friends and other guests, including Joan Pelushi the Orthodox Archbishop of Korçë. During the meeting videos on the history and the charism of the Society were shown and another one on the beginning of the SDC centre in Korçë. At the end of the meeting the members distributed a memento to all present.