PAINTING OF ST. GEORGE PRECA IN LOURDES, FRANCE
On Saturday 30th June a painting of St. George Preca was placed in the Chapel of St. Cosmas and St. Damian in Lourdes, France. The painting was painted by Manuel Farrugia, a Gozitan artist. This event is the result of the initiative of Brittania Tours in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Malta and the approval of the Diocese of Lourdes. The painting was placed in the chapel during Holy Mass lead by Mgr. Joseph Galea Curmi, the newly elected Auxiliary Bishop for Malta.
PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS FOR CATECHISTS (CUBA)
SDC members participated in two seminars for catechists from different diocese in Cuba. The first was held between 15th and 17th June at Cobre, Santiago de Cuba whilst the second one was held from the 22nd to 24th June 2018 at Matanzas. During the seminars Superior Stephen Zammit and Joseph Buttigieg delivered a talk about the Founder and the apostolate of the SDC. An information pack about the SDC and St. George Precawas distributed to each participant. The pack included the Spanish translation of the The Rules of the Saintsa bookwritten by the Founder.
VISIT TO ALBANIA
The Secretary General and Sup Daniel Micallef (Malta) visited both SDC Centres in Albania from the 20th to 30th June. The visit started at the SDC Centre in Durrës. Here they participated in catechesis sessions that SDC members lead at Porto Romano Koder and Porto Romano Fusch. They also visited Lagjja Mirdita. Between 25th and 28th June, the Secretary General and Sup Daniel Micallef led a three-day Continuous Professional Development Course for members of staff at Preca College in Korçë. Here they also had the opportunity to participate in faith formation sessions with adolescents and youths attending at the Centre.
Time for silent prayer and meditation at the DHS Conference Centre
On Good Friday, between 5.00 and 8.00 p.m., SDC members and the general public, availed themselves from a number of prayer spaces purposely set up in the meditation garden. Six prayer spaces offered visitors the opportunity to spend time of quiet prayer, reflection and meditation in the pleasant environment of our Oasis of Peace.