The Church, in her wisdom…

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Our seminary community was reminded quite a number of times of the Church’s wisdom during the Affective Maturity & Healthy Celibate Chastity in Seminary Formation and Priestly Life & Ministry seminar led by Rev. Dr Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, from St Luke’s Centre in Manchester. The seminar was held at the Seminary, between 9 and 11 February. Fr Fieldhouse-Byrne emphasised upon the reality that the priest is, first of all, a...

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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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Three seminarians make promise of celibacy

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Sinclair Bugeja from Iklin, Ryan Lee Pace from Gżira, and Mark Spiteri from Ħaż-Żebbuġ, yesterday evening made their promise of celibacy during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in the chapel of the Benedictine Monastery in Mdina. The promise of celibacy was made in preparation for their upcoming diaconate ordination which is to take place later this month on the 28th of October in St John’s Co-Cathedral. During the...

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“The Synod on the Family… a personally moving experience” – Bishop Grech

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Invited by the Seminary staff to give his own personal evaluation of the Synod on the Family as he experienced it during the three-week period between the 4th and 25th of October of this year, Bishop Mario Grech described the whole experience as “grace-filled” and personally “moving”. In his talk, held at the Seminary, the Bishop pinpointed three main breakthroughs in this Synod. The first treated ecclesiology. Referring back to an intervention...

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Three Seminarians to be instituted in the Acolyte Ministry

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Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna will be instituting three seminarians in the Acolyte Ministry during a celebration at the parish church of Saint Philip of Agira, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, on Friday 13th November 2015. Mass starts at 6:30 p.m. The three seminarians are Sinclair Bugeja from the Parish of the Holy Family, Iklin, Ryan Lee Pace from the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Gżira, and Mark Spiteri from the Parish of Saint Philip of Agira,...

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