It-Tielet Ħadd tal-Avvent

Bl-ingliż ngħidu ‘Actions speak louder than words’ u r-risposta li Ġesù ta lil Ġwanni kienet eżattament din. Ġwanni, minkejja li kien dak li pprepara t-triq għall-Mulej u ressaq persuni biex jitgħammdu u jitħejjew għall-wasla tal-Messija, qisu kien għadu ma fhemx eżatt x’tip ta’ Messija Ġesù kellu jkun. Il-ħajja li Ġesù kien qiegħed jgħix u l-mod ta’ kif kien qiegħed iwassal t-tagħlim tiegħu kien qisu għadu ma ħalliex il-marka neċessarja biex wieħed ikun ċert minn dak li hu Ġesù. Il-Lhud…

L-Ewwel Ħadd tal-Avvent

‘Wasla’ oħra – Mt 24: 37-44

Kulħadd xi darba jew oħra kien f’pożizzjoni li jistenna. Il-ħin ta’ stennija huwa ħin jew żmien li nibqgħu fejn aħna sakemm jasal il-pass li jmiss, bħal tarbija f’ġuf ommha biex jasal il-mument li tgawdi l-ħajja. Hekk ukoll huwa ż-żmien tal-Avvent. Iżda wasla għal xiex?
Il-kelma Avvent ġejja mill-Latin ‘Adventus’ li tfisser ‘wasla’, u għalhekk nistennew mhux biss li nfakkru l-ewwel wasla ta’ Kristu, meta l-Iben ta’ Alla sar Bniedem iżda wkoll tfakkarna fit-tieni wasla li Bin…

Celebrating ‘Mater’

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 Admirabilis Training…

True Freedom

Being an individual, alone, man has this drive of going outside of himself in search of something beyond him, something that transcends him, to which he can be in relation. This is an inherent drive to man, and it results in the expression of his freedom. Yet it may also lead to schizophrenic flights because of wrong choices. Some choose objects like money, sex and drugs. In the eyes of the world, these have true freedom as they seem…

Apostleship of Prayer – June

Attached you will find a prayer proposal in English and in Maltese for the Pope’s Universal Intention for June.

This month’s reflection deals with how refugee challenges could enlighten one to reflect on what one can do to help.

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God is one illogical matrix…

Yes He Is! Trying to rationalize reality will sooner or later force one to conclude God is One Illogical Being. How is it that He loves us and yet He allows suffering, injustice and evil in the world?

Well, God might not be the only one! How can I explain my vocation to the priesthood as anything but illogical? After obtaining a Master’s degree in IT, and working for over six years in software

Faith interfaces with science

The recent issue of 3-parent babies in the UK has again brought to the fore the Science-Faith debate. In this case, the Anglican and Catholic Churches have both voiced their concerns about this scientific possibility. But should they have spoken or should they have kept their place and refrain from interfering with what lies in the scientific sphere?CBugeja_SundayTimes (2)

The process of 3-parent babies involves removing the genetic material from the donor’s…

Apostleship of Prayer – March

Appostolat tat talb #final

Attached you will find a prayer proposal in English and in Maltese for the Pope’s Universal Intention for March.
This month’s focuses on science and how it could be used both for our well-being as well as for our destruction.

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Apostleship of Prayer – February

Attached you will find a prayer proposal in English and in Maltese for the Pope’s Universal Intention for February.
This month’s focuses on prisoners, especially the young, that they may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.

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Apostleship of Prayer – January

Appostolat tat talb #final

Attached you will find a prayer proposal in English and in Maltese for the Pope’s Universal Intention for January.
This month’s focuses on how religions are collaborating today for a better world.

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