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Maltese Bishops in the Americas

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 15
By Fr John Caruana

Honduras
Mgr Robert Camilleri Azzopardi from Hamrun, started his mission in Honduras in 1979 as vice parish priest, then parish priest for 13 years, in a parish comprising of 78 villages. In 1993, he was appointed Superior of the Franciscan Mission and in 1995 as Rector of St Francis’ Institute in Tegucigalba serving 2,300 students, from kindergarten up to University.

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Lay Missionaries in Latin America: Part 2

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 14
By Fr John Caruana

Catherine Fleri Soler in Chile

In 1992, Catherine Fleri Soler of Attard, started a missionary experience of two years in the poor periphery of Santiago, Chile. She participated in the programme ahaida entro familiar run by the organization Hogar de Cristo. The aim of this social programme was to help parents improve the environment in their home, hence encouraging their children to stay at home rather than take to the streets and be exposed to various risks. Read more…

Lay Missionaries in Latin America: Part 1

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 13
By Fr John Caruana

Members of the Society of Christian Doctrine (SDC) in Cuba

Providence willed that the visas for three SDC members to enter Cuba were issued on the day when the Society was commemorating the first meeting that the founder, St George Preca, had held with a group of young men in a small house in Hamrun.

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The North East of Brazil: Seminarians and Priests from Gozo

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 12
By Fr John Caruana

In December 1955, Joseph Galea of Sannat was the first seminarian from Gozo to go to the diocese of Joao Pessoa at the age of 22! He was ordained priest in 1959.
Fr José – as he became known – served as professor and master of discipline in the Seminary of Cajazeiras, and was parish priest in Sso Jose de Piranhas, in the parish of Itabaina, and for some time also served in Cachoeira dos Indios. Read more…

The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo

April 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 11
By Fr John Caruana

The late Fr Peter Fenech went to Brazil soon after his ordination on the 7th of April 1962 with his colleague, Fr Frankie Tabone Adami. After a period in the diocese of Londrina in the State of Parana, he moved to the Archdiocese of Sao Paulo serving with the late Cardinal Arns who deeply respected him. Read more…

Dr Joseph Micallef Stafrace

April 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 10
By Fr John Caruana

Dr Joseph Micallef Stafrace and his wife Yvonne, when visiting a favela in Brazil, remained greatly and negatively impressed. His wife Yvonne told him that she would not even tolerate an animal living in these conditions. At the same time, Dr Stafrace writing in the newspaper Lehen is-Sewwa says that, “contrary to what we might think from afar, when one approaches the residents in these favelas, one perceives that the people are educated, are really and truly friendly people, and they love their children. Read more…

The Archdiocese of Londrina

April 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 09
By Fr John Caruana

The Archdiocese of Londrina formally created on the 17th February 1957, had as its first Bishop, Mgr Geraldo Fernandez. It was at this time that Bishop Fernandez visited Malta asking for priests and possibly even seminarians to work in these new pastures. Read more…