L-Ewwel Ħadd tal-Avvent: ‘Ishru’

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Att ta’ Preżenza Mulej, Isma’ t-talba tiegħi, Int wegħdt lid-dixxipli tiegħek li m’intix se tħallihom waħedhom Iżda li tibgħatilhom l-Ispirtu s-Santu biex jiggwidhom U jmexxihom lejn il-Verita’ sħiħa. Inħossni qisni miexi fid-dlam. Jien irċevejt ħafna mingħandek, U xorta insibha bi tqila biex sempliċiment niskot U nkun preżenti fil-Preżenza tiegħek. Moħħi mimli ħsibijiet kaotiċi u ideat sparpaljati, Pjanijiet, memorji, u fantasiji. Irrid inkun...

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L-Ewwel Ħadd tar-Randan

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Il-qari tal-lum huwa mimli kuntrasti; il-bniedem jinsab fil-Ġnien tal-Għeden fl-ewwel qari, filwaqt li Ġesu jinsab fid-deżert; Adam u Eva jieklu filwaqt li Ġesu jieħdu l-ġuħ; Adam u Eva jaqgħu għat-tentazzjoni filwaqt li Ġesu ma jaqax. Forsi dan il-kuntrast mhuwiex bi żball. Kittieb Nisrani tal-ewwel sekli jikkummenta fuq dan l-Evanġelju li “ġaladarba Adam, fil-lussu tal-Ġnien, tqarraq u waqa’, kien hemm bżonn li l-Ispirtu jieħu lil Kristu...

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Life at the Seminary… in Zambia!

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In January 2017, Fr Mark Sultana – spiritual director at the Archbishop’s Seminary – travelled to Kitwe, Zambia to deliver a series of lectures at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary. We were curious to find out about seminarians there and seminary life, about their call and vocation. What’s different? What’s similar? Below is the first of two experiences we shall publish this week. This was written by Francis Songwe....

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‘You did it to me.’ – My time in Kolkata

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“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road and, if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings) It was almost a year ago to the date, on the 8th of January, that I left for Kolkata, India. I was going for five months as part of my intermediate year out of Seminary, yet if I were to be brutally honest...

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Celebrating ‘Mater’

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Yesterday evening, Sr Carmen Valentino RSCJ gave a talk to the Seminary community on the meaning and history of the image of Mater Admirabilis. This was done in preparation for the commemoration in honour of Mater – as it is affectionately referred to – to be held next Thursday at the Seminary. Sr Carmen is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart – a religious community which resides at the Seminary. The Society ran the Mater...

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