The CIS Team

Fr Anthony Cilia S.J. joined the Society of Jesus in December 1961.  He studied Philosophy and Theology in France as well as preparing a Diploma in French Language and Literature there.  He was ordained at Senglea, Malta in July 1971. Fr Anthony spent over 30 years in education, 25 of which as Headmaster of the Sixth Form at St. Aloysius' college, Malta.
For the past five years he has been the Director of Manresa Retreat House in Victoria, Gozo where he is involved in Spiritual Direction, in the running of the P.I.M. programme (Parish Ignatian Ministry), in individually-guided retreats and pastoral work related to the church attached to Manresa House.

Fr Raymond Pace S.J. entered the Society of Jesus in 1975. After ordination to the priesthood in 1985 he completed his studies in Cathechetics. In Malta he has worked mostly in Youth pastoral work and vocation promotion. He worked for two years in Albania. He directs retreat and guides groups in community discernment workshops. He is the Director of the Apostleship of prayer.

Josette Vassallo  has followed a course in Ignatian Spiritualiy and Spiritual Direction run by The Centre of Ignatian Spirituality.  She is available for one
-to-one spiritual guidance, individually directed retreats and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in daily life.
Josette is also involved in facilitating the running of a three year intensive course in Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction.

Gordon P Vassallo F.I.A; C.P.A; Dip (Psy) is currently Treasurer and core team member of CIS. He is also certified in Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Guidance and leads one to one guided retreats.  As a freelance writer certified in Journalism, Gordon also contributes articles of spiritual value on a regular basis to local papers and magazines including CHILD, PINK, and THE EXECUTIVE among others. 

Louise Laferla, pharmacist by profession, is married to Ivan and they have 2 two sons. She has a masters in theology and also followed a course on Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. Louise has been involved in the Centre for Ignatian Spirituality for these last ten years and joined the CIS Core Team last year.

Genevieve Camilleri is a teacher of Drama and English at St Aloysius' College, B'Kara.  She studied theatre, and later religious studies at the University of Malta.  Her particular area of interest is the link between creativity and spirituality.  She is married and has a daughter called Judith.


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