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Egypt – North Africa (2)

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 19
By Fr John Caruana

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM)

The first appeal for the FMM sisters in Egypt was in 1924 by Fr Samuel Strobbe, a Franciscan from Belgium. The owners of a Franco-Belgian refinery in Armant, Egypt wanted the nuns to open a school for the families of the workers. Two years later, a dispensary and a convent were inaugurated. The nuns ran a kindergarten and taught catechism until 1959 when the kindergarten closed down.

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Early Maltese presence in Egypt – North Africa

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 18
By Fr John Caruana

The Franciscans (OFM)
In ‘Il-Franġiskani Maltin’, Fr George Aquilina OFM says that it is a fact that the Mediterranean people notwithstanding their different beliefs, mixed among themselves very easily and built a friendly relationship.

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Algeria – North Africa

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 17
By Fr John Caruana

The Augustinian Friars (OSA)
The presence of the Augustinian Friars in Algeria is a clear sign of faith for the Church and for their founder Saint Augustine, that Christ is felt in the Algerian population in a tangible way. With its presence, Saint Augustine is living not only in history but even in the spirit of community.

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Central America: Maltese and Gozitan Priests

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 16
By Fr John Caruana

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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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