It-Tielet Ħadd tal-Avvent

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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...

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L-Ewwel Ħadd tal-Avvent

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‘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...

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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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True Freedom

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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 to possess...

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