VISIT OF THE SUPERIOR GENERAL TO THE PHILIPPINES
The Superior General, together with GEC member Tonio Caruana visited the Archdiocese of Jaro in Iloilo City in the Philippines from the 4th to 14th August 2018. This was a familiarisation visit. During this visit meetings were held with H. E. Mgr. Jose Romeo Lazo, Archbishop of Jaro, Mgr. Pet and Ms Tacorda respectively. The Superior General and Tonio Caruana also addressed catechists and fourth year theology seminarians at St. Joseph’s Regional Seminary.
CANDIDATES’ MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE IN KENYA
Between 7th and 23rd August, a group of three Maltese candidates in the final year of formation spent two weeks at the SDC Centre in Ruiru, Kenya. The visit included participation in activities held at the Centre, a summer camp for children and youths and a seminar for members and candidates. The Director of Candidates and animator Joseph Gauci accompanied the group.
CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE
On 10th August, Aspirants and Elects from the Delegation of Malta and Gozo gathered at the Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan Conference Centre to celebrate the feast of St. Lawrence Deacon and Martyr, chosen by the Founder as the patron saint of Elects. The celebration included prayers, hymns, a short play and a reflection by SDC member Warren Vella (Korçë, Albania). The theme focused on bearing witness to Christ. Afterwards sports activities were organised at St. Michael School.
VISIT OF SUPERIOR GENERAL TO AUSTRALIA
The Superior General visited the Delegation of Australia from 28th June to 3rd August. During the visit he met with all SDC members in the different Australian states. Between the 6th and 8th July he participated in the Winter Family Weekend held at Adelaide Hills, in South Australia. The Superior General also participated in the the Annual Reflection Weekend for members, which was held in Melbourne, Victoria from the 13th to 15th July. On 20th July thirteen young men received the Ceremony of Elects at St. Albans’ SDC Centre in Victoria.