The Provincial Chapter of the Maltese Capuchin Province

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

From Monday 6 till Friday 10 June I had the joy of celebrating with my Maltese Franciscan Capuchin brothers the Provincial Chapter. This Chapter was the 68th one in the history of the Maltese Capuchin Province of St Paul’s Shipwreck.

As The Constitutions of the Capuchin Friars Minor say: “The provincial chapter in which the members gather in fraternal communion in the name of the whole province is the primary provincial authority” (Article IV, 124). Fr Pio Murat, the General Councilor who was representing the General Minister of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, Fr Mauro Jöhri OFM Cap, presided this Provincial Chapter. The superiors elected as the result of this Chapter are: Fr Martin Micallef OFM Cap was reconfirmed as Provincial Minister for the coming three years, Fr Domnic Mangani OFM Cap, (which was also elected as the Vicar Provincial), Fr Carmelo Aquilina OFM Cap, Fr Raymond Bonnici OFM Cap and Fr Joe Saliba OFM Cap were elected as Provincial Councilors. Continue reading The Provincial Chapter of the Maltese Capuchin Province

Splużjoni ta’ Ferħ!

Patri Mario Attard OFM Cap

Kull darba li nżurhom għid li se ddurni waħda sew! Lanqas nilħaq inpoġġi fuq is-sufan li ma tarahiex ġewwa irrankata għal fuqi! Lanqas biss tagħtini nifs! Kemm tilagħqli wiċċi!

Ara taħsbu li toqgħod tqis li jien Patri! Anzi! X’ħin tarani bil-libsa twila kannella aktar tirranka u ttir għal fuqi! U daqqa titlagħli mal-kapoċċ. Imbagħad tinżel straxxnata għal fuq saqajja. U meta ma jkollhiex il-ballun f’ħalqha ara ġejja tilgħabli mal-kurdun! Imnalla nżommu f’post wieħed l-għaliex nispiċċa mingħajru! Minn Patri insir Qassis! U daqskemm tabeż fuqi tħallili ruxxmata suf abjad imwaħħal maċ-ċoqqa! Tant li nistħajjilni aktar Patri Dumnikan milli Franġiskan! Continue reading Splużjoni ta’ Ferħ!