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eNewsletter 5
Feb/Mar 2012


Don Matteo Image

'Don Matteo'
... and the Maltese clergy

Konrad Grech SJ 
contributes to our 
'Fresh Thinking' features 
with his article 'Don Matteo', illustrating how this popular 
tv character injects a certain amount of practical and evangelical wisdom, humour and gentleness 
as well as patience 
into the projection of 
an image of a priest 
in the 21st century!

[Read More]

Kif Iltqajt ma' Gesu book cover

Pedro Arrupe 

A freely downloadable 
eBook in Maltese 
for you.

Click here to download 
'Kif Iltqajt ma' Ġesù

Experiencing monastic life

Prayers at 4.00am and logs to carry... but the tremendous peace inside made it well worth the effort!

Jesuit-run Chaplaincy at the University of Malta organised a 4-day stay at Mount Melleray Abbey, Ireland in February for 16 persons including students and lecturers.

[Read More]
Kidane book cover

Jesuit Refugee Service Malta launches book for children

A series of events for primary school children kicked off the distribution of a beautifully written and illustrated book, 'Kidane', which will be distributed to pupils nationwide.

[Read More]

St Aloysius college Soiree

St Aloysius College Sixth Form Cultural Soirée

Over four consecutive nights in the second weekend of February, packed audiences in the hundreds were thrilled by Sixth Form Soirée 2012 held in the Theatre of St Aloysius College. Over 200 students took part in the 3-hours plus shows onstage or backstage.

[Read More about the Soiree and view a selection of photos] 

They made it!

SAC staff complete the Land Rover Malta Marathon to raise finds for Jesuit missions

You are still in time to support their efforts with your donations

[View slideshow and
see how you too can help]

SAC student aids young girl with reading

Young People Power Social Responsibility Programme

A staggering 12,000 hours of unpaid service provided to individuals or groups by St Aloysius' College Sixth Form students

[Read more] 

Parents of College students urged to attend
meeting on Cura Personalis, the precious Jesuit pedagogical principle of caring for each and every individual. 
Date: 7th March.

[Read more]

Jesuit Refugee Service 
footballers on a roll!

The past month saw the JRS Stars claim two victories, with more challenges coming up.

[Read more] 
News from the Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice

Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice to address Peace Conference for representatives of World Religions
on 16th March. [Read more]

Il-Knisja f’ Malta Illum (The Church in Malta Today) The third series of programmes on Radju Marija, explaining the Compendium of the Social teaching of the Church, have come to an end. The new series will start in mid-April.

The second module of the Catholic Social Teaching Course organized by the Jesuit CFJ and the Pastoral Formation Institute was concluded by a half day seminar on Saturday 18th February. [Read More]

inYgo Silent Retreat
9th - 11th March

A few places still available for the silent retreat organised by the Ignatian Youth Network

This year we will be addressing beginners and old timers separately.

[More information] 

His Excellency 
President George Abela 
visits St Aloysius College

[View photos and read coverage]

College students visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg

[Read More and view photos]

Jesuit-lay collaboration

 A core team has been set up to coordinate this developing scene. The members are: Patrick Magro SJ (coordinator), Marthese Vella, Mary Xuereb, Jane Callus and Alex Mamo. More information following their first meeting will be circulated shortly.

Godwin Preca SJ guides formation group for pre-teens at Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Naxxar

[Read More] 

Refurbishment of 
Chapel at Loyola House, Naxxar

The works at the Chapel dedicated to 
Our Lady of the Wayside (Madonna tat-Triq) 
at Loyola House, Naxxar
are almost completed

[Read More]

Maltese Jesuits Overseas

Fr Paul Aquilina SJ and Fr Joseph Zerafa SJ celebrate their diamond jubilee with the Society of Jesus!


[Read More and view images]

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