saint paul

 

 

 

 

Almanac of

The Institute of the Missions

- 1933 -

 

 

YEAR XII Superior -Msgr. J.De Piro Strada Dei Celsi No. 10,

NOTABILE- MALTA

burse entrusted to the heart of jesus.

Through the Superior Msgr. J. De Piro 2s.6d- Through Msgr. Can. C. Grima Rabat 10s.- Through Bro Rosar Bahagiar S.S.P. 4s.6d1/2- From the Collection Box at Hamrun 2s.5d- Through Bro Jerome Gatt S.S.P. 2s- Through Catherine Pace Vittoriosa 10s.- Through Angela Pace Zurrieq 8s.6d.- Through Mr. Francis Pace Axiaq 10s.- N. Zammit Marsa 6s.6d- From the Collection Box of Hamrun 2s.2d- Can. Fr. Vincent Mangani £1.- Fr. Joseph Calleja Grech 10s.- Through Mr. Paul Farrugia £1.4s.9.1/2d- Msgr. Can. Cap. L. Farrugia 10s.- Collected by Mr. John Camilleri 6s.1d- Through Mr. C. Borda 4s.- G.M. £15.- Fr. Anthony Galea £1.- Mr. John Coleiro £2- Fr. Joseph Grech C. Zebbug 2s.6d- Souls who wish to see Jesus Christ known and loved £5.- Fr. John Ghigo Archpriest of Zurrieq 10s.- Through Mr. Oreste Galea 17s.3d- Mr. Frederick Monpalao 1s.- From the collection box at Hamrun 3s.7.1/2d- Mr. Francis Pace Axiaq £1.- Souls who wish Jesus known and loved £1.- From the collection box at Hamrun 8s.5.1/4- L.M.S.£10.- Mr. D.V.Stilon £1.- Miss Anne Dingli £1.- Rev. Father Paul Gauci Missionary in New Orleans U.S.A. £1.-Mr. Louis Sammut, through Fr. Sav. Grixti £1.- The Baron Mr. I De Piro £1.10s.- Mr. Zammit £1- Collected by M. Anne Meli Galea 4s- Collected from some collection boxes 7s.3d- From the collection box at Hamrun 8s.81/4d- Mrs. Vincenza Xerri 8s.4d- From the collection box at Hamrun 12s.3 1/2d- Mr. C. Formosa 10s.- R.Tabone 1s.6.1/2d - Mr. Edgar Agius 10s.- Mr. Edward Schembri 10s.- Mr. Lazzaro Pisani 4s.- Mr. George R. Peralta £2.- Mr. Carmel Farrugia L.L.D. £1.10s- Collected by Mary Peralta Valletta Mrs. M. dei Baroni De Piro £1.- Mrs. G. Peralta £1.- Catholic Women's league £1. Miss Levy Grech £1.- Mis. E. Lanzon £1.- G. Schembri £1.- Mrs. H. De. Giorgio £1.- M. Briffa £1.- Collected by Josephine Caruana Floriana Fr. C. Buhagiar 2s.- Misses Caruna 2s.- Caroline Zammit 2s.- M. Preziosi 2s.- Emilia Casario 9s.- Misses Zanghi 2s.- Mrs. Tortell 2s.- Misses Borg 2s.- Miss Theresa Bonnici 2s.- M. Anne Quattromani 2s.- Miss Bianca Ganado 2s.- Misses Cachia Randon 2s.- Misses Pace Axiaq 2s Mrs Busuttil 2s. - Marquis Apap Bologna 2s- Mr. De Piro 2s.- Luisa Caruana 2s.- Mr. R. Grech 2s.- Mr. Helena Darmanin 2s.- From other collection boxes 12s.4d.- from the collection box at Hamrun 1s.11d.- Mrs. E.T.Levy Grech £2.10- A Confessor £1.- Souls who love the Heart of Jesus £1.10s.- Fr. Anthony Buhagiar 10s.- Msgr. Fr. Dominic Catajar £1.- Miss Concetta Cutagjar £1.- Fr. Robert Calleja 10s.- Collected by Mr. Eteweld Busuttil N.N. £1.- Collected by Mrs. Melita Agius Sliema Mary Sultana 1s.- Melita Agius 1s.- E. Agius 1s.- Lucretia Agius 1s.- V. Pace 1s.- Maria Parlato 1s.- Jiulia Agius 1s.-C. Testaferrata Abela 1s.N.N.£1.- T. Agius 1s.- Clorinda Manduca 1s.- Mrs. L. Bonnici 1s.- Cutajar Family 2s.6d.- Salamone 1s.- L.S.G. Bartolo 1s.- N.N. 1s.- M. Benjacar 1s.- S. Gerardo 2s.6d.- and others 1s.6d.- Mr. Fcis Pace Axiaq 10s- Camilleri and Portelli 3s.- Mr. Oreste Galea 18s.- Siggiewi- M. Caruana 2s.6d.- G. Delia 2s.- C. Farrugia 1s.- A. Delia 5s- N.N. 2s.- Family N.N. 3s.- Collected by Mr. C. Borda - Carlo Mallia 5s.- John Apap 1s.- John Bartolo 1s.- O.S. 1s.- A Bartolo 1s.- From the collection box at Hamrun 7s.9d.- Collected by Formosa 2s.4 1/2d- By Mr. C. Wilson 5s.- Vincenza Xerri 14s.6d.- Mrs. Teresa Mangani Tunis 10s.

burse entrusted to mary assumed into heaven

Collected by Mrs. M. Anne, Meli Galea, V. Galea 1s.- Bugeja 1s.- Frendo 1s.- Grixti 1s.- Lauri 1s.- Ellul 1s.Gatt 1s.-DeGiorgio 1s-Brincat 1s.- Sciberras 1s -Ellul 1s- Mercieca 1s.- and others 2s.6d- Through a devout Parish Priest 7s.6d.- Through Msgr. Can. Archpr.Fr. Dominic Cutajar 10s.-N.N. £2.- Through Mrs. Mary Ellul 5s.- Through the Guardian Friar Peter, Floriana F.M. Cap. £2.- From S. Fco. Calif. £5- From Mrs. T. Levy Grech 10s.- From Mrs. Pauline Farrugia 4s.- From Mr. Oreste Galea Hamrun 17s.6d.- Through Mr. M. Mifsud £1.- Can Fr. Peter Farrugia £1.- From Mr. Oreste Galea 16s.10d- From Mr. John Camilleri, Hamrun 4s.2d.- Hamrun Elem School 12s.9d3/4- Mrs. Vincenza Conti £2.- Through Fr. Jos. Gonzi 5s.1d1/4- From Mrs. Angela Pace 14s.- Collected by Mary De Martino, Sliema M.A.De Bono Ciantar 2s.6d.- Elisa Mifsud 2s.6d- Dolores Mifsud 2s 6d.- Lucretia Attard 2s 6d.- Joan Azzopardi 2s 6d.- Gertrude Bugeja 2s.6d.- C.A.1s.- M.A. T. 1s.6d.- Felicity Xuereb 1s.- M.D.M. 2s.6d.- E.B.C. 2s 6d.- N.Mifsud 5s.- V. Nicosia 1s.- Ap 5s- From Borg Carter, 1s.-N.N. Grace received 10s- N.N. To receive a grace 1s.- N.N. 1s.- N.N.1s- N.N.1s- N.N. to receive a grace 1s.

burse entrusted to the patriarch saint joseph.

From the collection box of S.H.S.P.£1.- Through Fr. Chalcedonius Psaila £1.- Miss Eleanora Apap 5s.- Mrs. Theresa Mangani 10s.- Mr. Joseph Xuereb from Bengasi 15s.- Fr. Anthony Barbara 10s.- Can. Fr. John Dedomenico 4s.- K.,Mifsud Bonnici 2s.- G. Mifsud Bonnici 1s.- R. Mifsud Bonnici 1s.- Hugh Pius Borg 2s.- Through Messrs. K. Ellul John . Sch. 11s.11d- Through Mr. Anthony Delia Siggiewi £5.- Fr. Joseph Camilleri Siggiewi 4s.- Fr. Loreto Callus 10s.- Msgr. Archip. Fr. Carlo Cortis D.D. £2.- Collected by Mr. Anthony Vella Galea P.P- Fr.G. Vella Vice Parish Priest.2s- S.M.V.G. Caruana 2s.- S.A.Vella Galea 2s.- C.R. Chapel 2s.- Magdalene Galea 2s.6d.- Anthony Vella 2s.6d.- Angelo Baldacchino 2s.- Collected by (The Headmistress?) Collins (Secondary School) Miss Gatt (cospicua) and by Mrs. Peralta (Valletta)C.M. 2s.6d.- M.C. Mamo 5s.- V.G. 3s.6d.- S.F.1s.6d.- M. Gatt 2s.6d.- E.K.S. School 2s.6d.- From VI 3s-VI,III,II,I 13s.- IV prep. III,II,VI 10s.7d- (Secondary School) Members of Staff 8s.-M.E.C.- 5s.-Mrs. F.De Giorgio 2s.6d.- Collected by Mrs. Mary Ardoino -Rosina Galea 5s.- A. Mercieca 4s.- Paul Agius 2s.6d.- Josephine £1.- L. M. Agius 5s.E. Delicata 2s.6d.- E. Balzan 5s.- Mrs. De Piro £1.- G. Sammut Farrugia 2s.6d.- M. Busuttil 1s.- B. Xiberras 2s.6d.- E. Bonello 1s.- E. Cassar Torreggiani 2s.- M. Bugeja 2s.6d.- M. Ardoino 1s.-M.Mercieca 2s.-N.N. 2s.6d.- E. Sammut 2s.- V. Sammut 1s.- N.N.1s.- M.M.6d.- N.N. from Siggiewi £4- S.T.Levy Grech £2.10s.- Collection Box at Imdina 7s.2 3/4d.

burse entrusted to the apostle saint paul.

Collected by Fr. G. Gonzi C. Tarxien: Parish Priest S. Galea 5s.- Marquis B.C. 2s.6d.- M.Ved. Attard Montalto 5s. Parish Priest E. Vella 5s.- Miss. Marietta Farrugia Bugeja £1.- C. Cecy 2s.6d.- Fr. G.Gonzi 2s.6d.- Through Miss. T. Hammet £2.- Through Mr. A. Sanches £2.10s.- Through Fr. F. Muscat 5s.- N. Zammit Marsa 6s.- Oratory B'Kara 4s.- St. Paul's Missionary Crusade £1.- From the collection box of the Oratory B'kara 8s.- Collected by Miss. P. Segond Sliema C. Chetcuti 1s.- Emann 1s.- G. Curmi 2s.- P. Curmi 2s.- P. Segond 1s.- T. Briffa 1s.- G. Briffa 1s.- E. Rizzo Marich 1s.- N.N. 1s.- E. Foro 1s.- B. Cavarra 1s.- N.N. 1s.- N.N. 1s.- E. Bugeja 1s.- G. Bugeja 1s.- E. Azzopardi Sant 1s.- E. Sant 1s.- S.B. 1s.- and others 2s.- Benefactor B'kara 12s.

burse entrusted to saint chalcedonius m.

Collected by Mr. E. Xerri 1s.1d.- Legate of Carmel Abela- Through Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and M. Assumpta Wismayer £5.- Can. Fr. Orland Speranza 5s.- Collected by Miss Collins £1.- Angela Pace Zurrieq 7s.6d.- Collected by Anthony Vassallo from New York £2.9s.6- Through the Superior £1.15s.1d.- Through Bro Jerome Gatt S.S.P. £1.1s.1d.- G.E. £2.- Collected by Victor Radmilli Floriana - The Anglo Maltese Bank 5s.- and others 19s.6d.- Collected by Miss Carmela Borg Valletta -Widow Mrs. Gait Meli 1s.- M. Farrugia 2s.- E. Micallef G.G. 1s.- De Piro £1.- George 1s.-J.Borg 10s.- V. Borg 10s.- L. Borg 2s.- C. Borg 2s.- P. Agius 2s.6d.- Mrs. L. Calleja Jera 2s.6d.- and others 4s.-

burse entrusted to saint agatha v. and m.

N.N.2s.- Through Fr. Joseph Zammit Naxxar 10s.- Through the Parish Priest Fr. Michelangelo Cauchi C. Zebbug Gozo 10s.- Mr. Paul Camilleri 10s.- Through Msgr. J. De. Piro 15s.- Collected by Mr. C. Cauchi 9s.- Mr. J. Testaferrata Bonnici £1.- Through the Superior £1.- Through the Superior 12s.6d.- Msgr Alphonse M. Agius B.A.D.D. Sec. Wait. of H.H. £1.- Can. V. Vella 5s.- Fr. Jerome Seychell Vic. Cur. 10s.- Carmel Callija 10s.- Collected by Mr. A. Portelli Sliema- Mrs. V. Stilon De Piro 5s.- Miss Lola Franeia £4- Adv. Gauci Maistre 2s.6d.- M. Bonavita 1s.- Mr. A. Portelli 5s.- and others 3s.6d.- Collected by Mr. Etelwall Busuttil:- E.B. 5s.- Collected by Mrs. M. Asphar Sliema:- Mrs. P. Sammut 1s.- Mr. A.M. Galea £1.- Miss. Asphar £1.- N. Tabone 2s.6d.- Debono Cassia 2s.6d.- Miss. Salamone 2s.- G.M. Vella 2s.2d.- Mrs. W. Dimech 8s.- F. Camilleri 2s.- P. Camilleri 2s.- M. Sultana 2s.- L. Casolani 2s.6d.- C. Selvagi 2s.- M. Bugeja 2s.6d.- H. Vassallo 2s.6d.- M.M. £1.- G.Pace 2s.6d.- L. Pace 2s.6d.- Mrs. T. Pace 10s.-Mrs.L.Galea 10s.-N.N. 3s.- Galizia Family 31.

burse entrusted to saint therese of the child jesus.

Msgr. Bishop G. Caruana £1. 10s.- Miss Mary Mifsud £1.6s.- T.S. 15s.- The Notary Mr. Francis Farrugia £1.- From the fair at the Oratory, B'kara $42.4s.3 1/2d.- Through Mr. Fred Cachia Zammit £1.- Through the Superior 10s.6d.-

burse entrusted to the souls of purgatory.

A.Margurat £1. 10s. Mrs. Ursola De Piro D'Amico £1.- Through Mr. Margurat 10s.- Oratory B'kara 5s.- Collected by Mr. C.Borda- M.A. Zammit 4s.- V. Cafai 10s.- R. Vella 10s.- E. Fleri 1s.- Mr. Pace Moor 4s.- A. Vassallo 6s.- C. Car. Pensano 1s.- Fr. G. Soler 5s.- N. Azzopardi 6d.- M. Stella Darmanini 1s.- M. Spiteri 6d.- A. Stivala 1s.- M. Attard 6d.- G. Bonavia 6d.- F. Delicata 1s.- P. Attard 2s.- N.N. 10.- N.N. 5s.- R. Caruana 6s. and others 6d.- Fr. A. Coperstone 10.- Miss A. Dingli £1. From Miss M. Mifsud 10s.- Can. F. Said 6.- Through Bro. Jerome Gatt. S.S.P. 7s.2d- Mrs. Levy Grech £2.10s.- Collected by M. Gatt Cospicua, P. Zammit 2s. L. Gravagna 2s.- Alphonse Bondin 2s.- The Teaching Staff Victoria Girls 2s.6d.- M.Cauchi 2s.- From A.A. Cremona 3s.- M. Dolores Casolani 1s.- G. Refalo 1s.- M. Gauchi 1s.- E. Tabone 1s.- M. Galea 2s.- Elisa Bondin 2s.6d.- A.M. 2s.- G. Azzopardi 1s.- T. Mercieca 1s. and others 2s.- Mr. A. Margurat £1.- Collected by Mr. E. Busuttil, wid. Mr. M.A. Busuttil 10s.- G. Vassallo 10s.- Collected by Miss Mary Borg Cardona C.S.1s. from other persons 11s.

burse entrusted to saint teresa of the child jesus

(reserved)

A Devout Man. £100

burse entrusted to the sacred family

(reserved)

N.N.£51.- N.N.£48.- N.N.19.

 

SAINT PAUL

ALMANAC

of the Institute of the Missions

for the year 1933.

While we publish this Almanac, we

would like to remember our friends and benefactors and thank them for whate-

ver they did for us last year. For the

coming year we would like to remind

them that we cannot accept the Pope's

invitation to commemorate the centenary of the Redemption of Man in a better way than by giving ourselves with greater zeal for the work of the Missions.

 

 

Nihil obstat Datum Melitae die 13 Januarii 1933.

P. ADEODATUS M. SCHEMBRI O.S.A. Cens. Theol.

Imprimatur

Datum Vallettae dei 11ma. Jan 1933

= MAURUS O.S.B. Arch. Epus. Melit.

 

 

 

Published at " St. Joseph's Home "- Hamrun -Malta.

(short sayings placed at the bottom of certain pages or at the end of a number of articles)

The harvest is great. But the workers are few

If we love God a great deal, we also work much for him

God blesses the work of the Missionary

because of the suffering he undertakes

One look at the Crucifix

teaches us the value of a man's soul

Hand on this Almanac to somebody else.

Christ should reign;

Therefore help his army.

When we leave something for God's sake,

He gives us a hundred times over.

God wants everybody to be saved;

therefore he wants everybody to know the truth.

Work and pray as much as you can

so that the light of faith shines everywhere

We cannot love Christ

Without thinking of the souls for whom he died

Read this Almanac from cover to cover.

Throw a glance at the Mission Field

and see how much harvest is expecting the workers.

If you have not yet decided,

Check whether you are called to be a Missionary.

 

In your beneficence, remember

The work of the study burses

Let us strive for the Heart of Jesus

To reign on the Mission Field

We behave as lazy people

When we are not working for Christ

 

Speak about the Missions

Let no day pass

Without saying a Hail Mary for the Missionary

Pray for this Institute of the Missions

He who really loves Jesus, wishes him to be loved by everybody.

We cannot love Christ

without thinking of the souls for whom he died

 

The following sentence seems to be wrongly punctuated.

It seems to say "How can he who knows the value of a soul

does not intercede for it?" (Translator's note).

Another possible translation might be: "How can he who knows how much as soul id worth, do not do his best to save it?"

Literally there is : "Who knows the value of a soul. It may be (or it is/is it possible) not to interceed for it.

 

 

 

THE MISSIONARY INSTITUTE

Under construction Saint Agatha, Rabat

Architect, Mr.Hugh Mallia.

 

the foundation stone

 

 

The Foundation Stone ready for blessing

 

For many years we had hoped that the time to start building was ripe; a building to house, as necessary, the young men to be prepared and brought up in their very beautiful vocation to depart from their country and seek and find their brothers, far, far, away. To give them the light of the Gospel, Jesus Christ and His Holy Name, to place it in their mind and in their heart and on their lips. But, year after year we had to look with a heavy heart at this hope of ours receding, far, far away as if carried away by some mysterious wind; as if it could never be fulfilled. But no one succeeds to thwart what God wants to happen.

And so when the time was ripe to roll up one's sleeves and start working, with the brave eagerness of the master-builder and the workers, of the members of the P.I.M. Committee, of the Master of ceremonies and of all involved inthe matter everything for the occurrence of the laying of the foundation stone was so well prepared that the ceremony turned out to be a greater success, more solemn than we had ever thought of and than what all our friends expected. So much so that afterwards they spent a long time congratulating us and telling us that they never expected such a great, beautiful and devout feast.

january 31 days

Month dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus.

The sun rises at 7 and 11 minutes. It sets at 4 and 57 minutes.

Pope Pius XI instituted the Missionary day so that it would be given completely to the dear work of the Missions.

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1

Sunday

Circumcision of O.L.J.C. New Year's Day

 

2

Monday

The Holy Name of Jesus

 

3

Tuesday

Saint John the Ap. Octave

     

First Quarter at 5 and 22m. in the evening.

 

4

Wednesday

Saint Gregory Bishop

 

5

Thursday

Saint Telesphorus pope martyr

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6

Friday

The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ

 

7

Saturday

Saint Lucian martyr

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8

Sunday

I After Epiphany-The Sacred Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph).

 

9

Monday

Saint Julian and companions martyrs

 

10

Tuesday

Saint William bishop of Bourges

 

11

Wednesday

Saint Hyginus pope martyr

     

Full moon at 9 and 34m. in the evening.

 

12

Thursday

Saint Probus bishop

 

13

Friday

Epiphany Octave

 

14

Saturday

Saint Hilary conf. and doct. of the Church

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15

Sunday

II After Epiphany - Saint Paul first hermit

 

16

Monday

Saint Marcellus I Pope Martyr

Beginning of novena to Saint Paul in the Chapel of the Institute

17

Tuesday

Saint Anthony Abbot (blessing of horses)

18

Wednesday

Chair of Saint Peter at Rome

19

Thursday

Ss. Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abacus martyrs

   

Last Quarter at 7 and 13m. in the morning.

20

Friday

Saint Fabian pope and Sebastian soldier martyrs

21

Saturday

Saint Publius I Bishop of Malta and St. Agnes V.

22

Sunday

III After Epiphany - Ss. Vincent and Anastasius m.

23

Monday

Saint Raymond from Pennafort

24

Tuesday

Saint Timothy bishop martyr

25

Wednesday

Conversion of Our Father St. Paul the Ap. Principal Patron Malta and Gozo and tit. of the Cath. and H. Safi.

26

Thursday

Saint Policarp bishop

Beginning of Triduum of St. Paul at the Chapel of the Institute.

   

New Moon at midnight and 18m.

27

Friday

St.John Chrysostom; Doctor of the Church

28

Saturday

The apparition of Saint Agnes virgin

29

Sunday

IV After Epiphany - Saint Francis from Sales

The feast of Saint Paul held at the Chapel of the Institute

30

Monday

Saint Martina virgin and martyr

31

Tuesday

Saint Peter Nolasco conf.

 

In fact, on the 3rd of last October all the missionaries gathered at the Church of Saint Agatha, Rabat. They went out processionally in twos wearing the surplice, expecting the Bishop near the cross of Hal Bajjada Str. The members of the P.I.M. Committee were already there, for the same reason, together with them. As soon as the Bishop Msgr Maurice Caruana O.S.B. arrived and the Superior kissed his hand, the procession started to move towards the Church. When we arrived together at the door, the Saint Joseph's Home children greeted him with the pontifical hymn. After the Bishop showed them his satisfaction and blessed them, he entered the Church, adorned for the occasion and full of guests. When everybody was at his place, the Superior kissed again the Bishop's hands and commenced his speech to invite the Bishop for the ceremony. For those who could not be present for some reason or other, we are here publishing the speech.

Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum, in vanum laboravernut qui aedificant eam.

Your Excellency,

The divine words kindle total trust in us, without any reserve, in God's help. Better still, they give us strong faith in the first movement of the Principal Agent; they were already chosen and placed at the beginning of the rules which guide the new Missionary Institute which gathered us here for the benefit of its increase and prosperity. These words are, no less fitting and worthy to be remembered to day.

As everybody knows- Your Excellency- God's works and not ours, bear contrariety as a sign and as an ornament. In the work we have before us and in our hands, for the span of about fourteen years, there were so many

 

 

The Bishop approaching theFoundation Stone

 

 

The Bishop blessing the Foundation Stone

 

difficulties one after the other, that they could have tired every man. But since it was God who set to work at the task, His servants never lacked courage. Moreover, like a firm and sweet breeze God's spirit which always accompanied the difficulty blew in the sails of our poor boat, troubled by the waves.

And therefore all those who could recognize all the circumstances, whether very close or at distance which during such a long time led to today's solemn occurrence, can understand quickly and well the great happiness which inhabits our soul at this instance. We have arrived at the longed for right; we can, in God's name raise our voice, as we in fact do, to invite Your Rev. Excellency to pray and call down from heaven your choosing blessing On the Foundation Stone of this edifice. This Edifice will receive those who, with a generous heart befitting their youth, accepted the invitation they heard from on high to devout themselves to spread Christ's kingdom on earth through their work. Yes, here these youths are prepared to be able to obey the order of the Lord of the harvest. "Euntes docete omnes gentes." Go and teach all peoples. " Praedicate Evangelium omni creaturae," preach the Gospel to all creatures.

"Go and teach all nations." It is here, Rev. Excellency, that we quickly feel sentiment of humiliation and confusion when we start to think about the greatness of the need and the small amount that our work,still in its beginning, can offer- 1700 million,

february 28 days

Month dedicated to Our Father Saint Paul the Ap.

The Sun rises at 27 min. It sets at 5 and 28 min.

On Missionary day, the christians dispersed throughout the whole world should find ways to help, everybody according to one's ability, the holy work of spreading the Faith.

 

1

Wednesday

Octave of the Conv. of Saint Paul -St. Ignatius bishop m.

2

Thursday

Purification of the Virgin Mary Candlemas

   

First Quarter at 2 and 14m. in the evening.

3

Friday

Saint Blaise bishop martyr

4

Saturday

Saint Andrew Corsini bishop

5

Sunday

V After Epiphany- Saint Agatha virg. and mart. (Second Patroness of Malta)

6

Monday

Saint Titus bishop

7

Tuesday

Saint Romuald abbot

8

Wednesday

Saint John from Matha

9

Thursday

Saint Cyril bishop and doctor

10

Friday

Shipwreck of our father Saint Paul the Ap at Malta - Titular and Patron of Valletta and of Malta and Gozo- National Feast

   

Full Moon at 1 and 59m. in the evening.

11

Saturday

The Apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes in 1858.

12

Sunday

Settuagesima - The 7 Founders of the Servites of Mary.

13

Monday

Saint Martinianus hermit

14

Tuesday

Saint Valentine martyr

15

Wednesday

Ss. Faustinus and Jovita martyrs

16

Thursday

Saint Falvian

17

Friday

Saint Onesimus bishop

   

Last Quarter at 3 and 6m. in the evening.

18

Saturday

Saint Simon bishop

19

Sunday

Sessagesima - Saint Conrad hermit at noto

20

Monday

Ss.Nemisius and companions martyrs (The dedic. of St. John Bapt. at Valletta)

21

Tuesday

Saint Eucherius bishop

22

Wednesday

Chair of Saint Peter at Antioch

23

Thursday

Saint Peter Damiani bishop Giovedi Grass

24

Friday

Saint Matthias Ap. martyr

   

New Moon at 1 and 42m. in the evening.

25

Saturday

Saint Alexander bishop (Carnival)

26

Sunday

Quinquagesima "

   

Three days of Solemn exposition of the M. Bl. Sac.

27

Monday

Saint Leander bishop (Carnival)

28

Tuesday

Saint Sarapion Carmelite "

 

The Bishop is preparing the Mortar bed for the Foundation Stone

Your Rev E., are today the inhabitants of the world. Out of these 1700 million, a 1000 million, that is much more than half of them, are still expecting the blessing of divine redemption; they still do not know anything about our Redeemer, Their ears have never heard the sweet name of Jesus who, because of the work of Paul of Tarsus has been ringing on our lips for two thousand years. Therefore when we compare such a large number to our small fold for which today we are beginning this building, no one has to wonder if our senses, the mind and heart feel full of confusion. But, to say the truth; if the gospel event of the widow's mite encourages us, on the other hand we look upwards and put our hope in him who is Our most beloved Father because, when God is building, those who build the walls do not labour in vain. We find another consolation in the thought full of truth that God's power which made everything out of nothing and the power of the God Man who fed thousands of people from five loaves, has never changed and is still there for ever. And the sign of the cross which Your Rev. E. Puts today on this Foundation Stone, You as a representative of the Vicar of Christ, as Christ among us, this sign descends also like ointment with balm on all those pertaining to our Missionary Institute; it makes them grow in the spirit of Paul their Father; it makes their hearts similar to his because, as the Chrysostom says, the heart of Paul is the heart of Christ. Then he makes them grow more and more in number so that, in the extensive missionary work, in the infinite enterprise for the salvation of the pagan world, even they have their share as soon as possible. This was the living wish of the holy Pope Pius X while he blessed the beginning of the Institute. This is the ardent wish of the reigning Pontiff, Pope Pius XI, the Missionary Pope, whenever he repeats his blessing on us. This is the object so much longed for by us. Here finally we would be able to say that we have heard and fulfilled the commandment of Christ, "go and teach."

march 31 days

Month dedicated to the Patriarch Saint Joseph

The sun rises at 6 and 30m. It sets at 5 and 56m.

Missions day should be a day of: prayer, mass, communion, adoration of the Blessed sacrament and medtiation

During this month the kurunella and the prayer of the Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph are said

1

Wednesday

Ash W. fasting and abst. begin and celebration of marriages prohibited

2

Thursday

Saint Simplicius pope

3

Friday

Saint Cunegundes August empress Fasting and abst.

4

Saturday

Saint Casimir bishop do

   

First Quarter at 11 and 12m. in the morning

5

Sunday

I of Lent

6

Monday

Ss.Perpetua and Felicitas martyrs

7

Tuesday

Saint Thomas of Aquinas angelic doctor, dominican.

8

Wednesday

Saint John of God Emb. D. fasting and abst.

9

Thursday

Saint Frances of Rome widow

10

Friday

The 40 Saints Martyrs of Sebaste Emb. D. fasting and abst.

11

Saturday

Saint Eulogius martyr Emb.D. fasting and abst.

12

Sunday

II of Lent -St.Gregory Pope tit. Kerc.-Gozo. (Process. in the Parishes)

   

Full Moon at 3 and 44m. in the morning

13

Monday

Saint Euphrasia virgin

14

Tuesday

Saint Mathildis queen

15

Wednesday

Saint Zachary pope

16

Thursday

Saint Cyriacus martyr

17

Friday

Saint Patrick bishop fasting and abst.

18

Saturday

Saint Cyril Jerosolmitan bishop doctor do.

   

Last Quarter at 10 and 3m. in the evening.

19

Sunday

III of Lent

20

Monday

St. Joseph spouse of the V.M. feast at Rabat - fasting

21

Tuesday

Saint Benedict abbot

22

Wednesday

Saint Lina virgin

23

Thursday

Saint Victorian martyr

24

Friday

Saint Gabriel Archangel fasting and abst.

25

Saturday

The Annunciation of Mary do

26

Sunday

IV of Lent

   

New Moon at 5 and 18m. in the morning

27

Monday

Saint John Damascene doctor

28

Tuesday

Saint John from Capistrano

29

Wednesday

Saint Cyril deacon martyr

30

Thursday

Saint John Climacus

31

Friday

Saint Balbina virgin and martyr fasting and abst.

Te Deum sung as a conclusion of the Month of March

 

Your Rev. E.! I would be guilty of failing you gravely if I do not take the occasion to give you my thanks today for all the help which .you were pleased to give to our small work, since it appeared among us up to the present day. We are therefore not sorry to remember our state in which we then were; without form, surrounded by so much want and defects. For today we feel the satisfaction that we can say that our work, in its foundation, moved and led by Divine Providence, always found in Your Rev. E. that Fatherly help which no one but us can esteem in all its greatness. The cessation of this very devout temple was not the last among favours. To this we can add the proposal of the present meeting and the honour you have been pleased to shower on us by coming among us to bless and place this Foundation Stone with all solemnity. And therefore we feel we are fulfilling our duty when, in front of such a gentle and courageous gathering of our admirers and friends who know how to lift their minds upwards and know how to keep their heart full of the thought of God and of His works. Yes, at this moment we present you our thanks to gain in force as soon as it is united to that of all the others. And we make ours the cherished words of the dear Missionary Pope gloriously reigning while we address them towards you, Your Rev. E., in the most kindled wish so that the Divine Founder of the Church pours always in abundance his graces on this diocese, so much beloved by your paternal heart.

Bless, Rev. E! Bless this Foundation

 

 

 

The Foundation Stone descending slowly in place

sustained by the Bishop and godparents.

april 30 days

Month dedicated to the Risen Christ

The sun rises at 5 and 40m. It sets at 6 and 23m.

On Missios day our prayers should be (intended) so that God enlightens the mind of the poor ones who are in spiritual darkness.

 

1

Saturday

Saint Hugh bishop fasting and abstin.

2

Sunday

Passion S.- Saint Francis from Paula

3

Monday

Saint Pancras

   

First Quarter at 6 and 54m. in the morning.

4

Tuesday

Saint Isodore bishop doctor

5

Wednesday

Saint Vincent Ferreri Domenican

6

Thursday

Saint Celestine pope

7

Friday

The 7 Sorrows of the Virgin Mary fasting and abstin.

8

Saturday

Saint Perpetnus bishop do.

9

Sunday

Palm S.

10

Monday

M. in Holy week

   

Full Moon at 2 and 36m. in the evening.

11

Tuesday

T. in Holy week

12

Wednesday

Tenebrae W.

13

Thursday

Maundy T.

14

Friday

Good. F.-Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ fasting and abstin.

15

Saturday

Holy S. Fasting and abst. end at noon

16

Sunday

Easter Sunday Cel. of marriages allowed

17

Monday

Easter M.

   

Last Quarter at 5 and 15m. in the morning

18

Tuesday

Easter T.

19

Wednesday

Saint Leo IX pope- Proc. of St. Gregory from the Cathedral

20

Thursday

SS.Sulpicius and Servilian

21

Friday

Saint Anselm bishop

22

Saturday

SS.Soter and Caius popes martyrs

23

Sunday

Low. S. I After Easter (H.Balzan and Tarxien feast of the Annunciation)

24

Monday

Saint Fidelis from Sigmaringen (Hal Qormi feast of St. George)

   

New Moon at 7 and 36m in the evening.

25

Tuesday

Saint Mark Evangelist

26

Wednesday

SS.Cetus and Marcellinus popes martyrs

27

Thursday

Saint Peter Canisius doctor

28

Friday

Saint Paul of the Cross

29

Saturday

Saint Peter martyr

30

Sunday

II After Easter. Feast of St. Publius at Floriana.

Beginning of the month of May in honour of Mary Our Most Blessed Mother in the Chapel of Institute.

 

 

During the blessing of all the foundations

Stone! And may this blessing, together with the blessing which the Father of all christians was pleased to give us today, strengthen the truth that God started this work; that our hope in God's help which is so necessary, is strengthened. According to what the words of the Royal prophet teach us :" Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum in vanum laboraverunt qui aedificant eam ." "If God is not he who builds the house, those who are building it labour in vain

As soon as the Superior finished his speech, all those present in the church, went out quickly, led by the members of the P.I.M. committee.

 

 

 

During the blessing of Pope Pius XI

May 31 days

Month dedicated to our Lady the Virgin Mary

The sun rises at 5 and 8m. It sets at 6 and 45m.

On Mission day we must pray so that everybody recognises the true faith and embraces it heartily.

Special devotions towards Our Lady, Mary, will be held.

1

Monday

Ss.Philip and James Ap. martyrs

2

Tuesday

Saint Anastasis bishop

   

First Quarter at 11 and 37m. in the evening.

3

Wednesday

Solemnity of St. Joseph.

4

Thursday

Finding of the Holy cross

5

Friday

Saint Pius V Pope

6

Saturday

Martyrdom of Saint John ap. and evangelist

7

Sunday

III After Easter

8

Monday

The apparition of St. Michael Arch.- Feast of O.L.- of Pompei

   

The supplika of O.L. of Pompei will be held at noon in the Chapel

9

Tuesday

Saint Gregory Nazienzen bishop

   

Full Moon at 11 and 2m. in the evening.

10

Wednesday

St. Joseph's Octave- Ss. Giordanus and Epimacus mm.

11

Thursday

Saint Barnabas Ap.

12

Friday

Ss.Nereus, Achillaus and companions m. Haz-Zebbug

13

Saturday

Saint Robert Bellarmine doctor (Feast of St. Philip)

14

Sunday

IV After Easter

15

Monday

Saint John Baptist de la Salle

16

Tuesday

Saint Ubald bishop

   

Last Quarter at 1 and 48m. in the evening.

17

Wednesday

Saint Paschal Baylon

18

Thursday

Saint Venantius martyr

19

Friday

Saint Peter Celestine pope and St. Pudentiana.

20

Saturday

Saint Bernardine from Siena

21

Sunday

V After Easter

22

Monday

Saint Rita widow from Cascia

23

Tuesday

Saint John Baptist de Rossi

24

Wednesday

Ss.Domitian and Rogotian mm.

   

New Moon at 11 and 5m. in the morning.

+25

Thursday

Jesus Christ ascends into Heaven

   

Beginning of novena to the Holy Spirit in the Chapel.

26

Friday

Saint Philip Neri

27

Saturday

Saint Bede Venerable doctor of the Church

28

Sunday

Between Ascension Octave

29

Monday

Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi

30

Tuesday

Saint Felix pope martyr

31

Wednesday

Saint Angela mericiy virg. and St. Petronilla virg.

Function to end month of May held, before sacramental Benediction, Te Deum Sung. And the month of June begins.

 

 

A month after the Foundation Stone, on the Eastern side.

 

They took their places behind the ropes there prepared. The Bishop, accompanied by the Canons of the Cathedral together with the two godparents Sir Hugh Mifsud Prime Minister and Sir Arthur Mercieca President of the law Courts and by the Missionaries processionally came out of the Church and walked towards the foundation stone. The foundations of the building were surrounded not only by the guests who were not a few and did their best to come, some even from afar; but also by a large crowd of happy people. The word Missions and Missionaries console the heart of every christian in Malta, also, just as it does throughout the whole world. For the love of Jesus Christ dwells in everybody's heart and this love brings with it the wish that Christ be known by everybody so that everybody loves him.

As we have already said the Bishop was assisted by the Canons of the Cathedral. As soon as he arrived on the spot of the Foundation Stone he

began the cherished prayers as ordered by the ritual of the Church and with the sign of the Cross he sprinkled holy water. After this he laid on the ground and, although dressed in pontifical garb he started to level the stone bed with the mortar prepared for him. He did his part so whole- heartily that he seemed a man of the trade. When he rose up again the stone started to descend very slowly and very gently until it touched the ground. It was sustained by him and by the two godfathers. At the last master's stroke, delivered by the Master Joseph Sapian the stone lay completely in its place. The stone was cut from a hard-stone quarry; it is quite large and at one side it has a stone cross made from the dear and miraculous stone of the cave of Saint Paul; the cave is close to our church of Saint Agatha. At the end of the ceremony of the foundation

June 30 days

Month of the M. S. Heart of Jesus.

On Missions Day our prayer should be intended so that everybody throughout the world adores the true God in a fitting way.

Throughout this month there will be special devotions in honour of the Most. Sac. Heart of Jesus.

1

Thursday

Saint Pacificus martyr

   

First Quarter at noon and 51m.

2

Friday

SS.Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus martyrs

3

Saturday

Saint Clotildis queen (Vigil fasting and abst.)

4

Sunday

Pentecost

5

Monday

Pentecost M.

6

Tuesday

Pentecost T.

7

Wednesday

Saint Claud bishop Emb. Days fasting and abst.

8

Thursday

Saint Medard Bishop

   

Full Moon at 6 and 3m. in the morning.

9

Friday

Ss.Primus and Felicianus martyrs Emb. D. fasting and abst.

10

Saturday

Saint Margaret Queen Emb. D. fasting and abst.

11

Sunday

I After Pent. M. Bl. Trinity Tit. Feast of Marsa

12

Monday

Saint John of Saint Facondus

13

Tuesday

Saint Anthony of Padua

14

Wednesday

Saint Basil the great doctor

15

Thursday

Corpus Christi

   

Last Quarter at midnight and 24m.

16

Friday

Saint Francis Regis

17

Saturday

Saint Avitus abbot

18

Sunday

II After Pent. Feast of Corpus Christi at Rabat

19

Monday

Saint Juliana Falconieri virgin

20

Tuesday

Saint Sylverius Pope martyr

21

Wednesday

Saint Aloysius Conzaga

22

Thursday

Saint Paulinus bishop

23

Friday

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

   

New Moon at 9 and 6m. in the morning.

24

Saturday

Birth of Saint John Baptist (Tit. of Conc.Ch.Valletta and of

25

Sunday

III After Pent. Xewkija, Gozo)

26

Monday

Saint John and Paul martyrs

27

Tuesday

Saint Ladislaus king

   

Triduum to Saint Paul begins at the Chapel

28

Wednesday

Saint Irineus bishop martyr

29

Thursday

Martyrdom of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul (Feast at Imdina and tit. of Nadur Gozo )

30

Friday

Memorial of the mart. of St. Paul Ap. (feast at Rabat. )

Feast of the Apostle Our Father. Before Benediction in the evening the kurunella of Saint Paul is said and the Te Deum to conclude the month of June is sung and of the XIII anniversary of the Society. A.D. 1910

Last Quarter at 10 and 39m. in the evening.

 

 

A month after the Foundation Stone on the Western side.

 

stone the Bishop continued to go round and bless all the foundations of the outer wall of the whole building which was planned; throughout the blessing, the "Asperges me Domine hyssopo et mundabor" was sung. As soon as he arrived near the foundation stone he ordered the Superior to publish that on that day the Pope was pleased to give his blessing to all those who should have been present on that day for this occurrence. And since the blessing was also accompanied with the very great privilege of the Plenary Indulgence, at the singing of the Confiteor everybody knelt down and the act of contrition came out of everybody's mouth with great devotion and fervour so that the fruit of the indulgence descends in everybody's soul and confirms it. When the Bishop made the holy sign of the Cross over the crowd of souls by whom he was surrounded in stead of the Pope and in the name of the Pope, he intoned the hymn of thanksgiving and amidst the singing of the Te Deum he retraced processionally his steps from where he had come to the church of Saint Agatha. There, as soon as he arrived this ceremony was concluded with the antiphon of Saint Paul, patron of this Missionary Institute. This ceremony was really a great success; it was so dear and beautiful surrounded by everybody's good wishes; wishes which we can now say were truly courageous. God strengthened them so much that, to the amazement of all those who visited the work after a month the master builder had to start preparing to place the beams. And really, as we have already said before, it could not be otherwise.

 

good luck !

When the foundation stone of the Missionary Institute was laid at Saint Agatha's Rabat, to our amazement and consolation we realized how much all our friends and benefactors have it at heart. From that same moment, everybody augured us and encouraged us; their wish to work and help us so that they share in our work was clear from the questions of many of them. Some did not hold back in resolving their wish to fact. Those who could not come and others from afar delivered their good thoughts through writing. The members of the Saint Paul's Missionary Grusade erected at the Seminary of Floriana wrote thus to us:" since we cannot come for this beautiful ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone of the Missionary Institute, we send you our best wishes so that this new Institute ,blessed by God and loved from the Maltese becomes a nice nursery of soldiers of Christ among the infidels." And our friend Friar Daniel M. Callus of the Dominicans who is at Oxford in England and therefore he can see, hear observe and evaluate a little better than us, wrote this to us :" In the papers which I have received today I read about the laying of the foundation stone of the Missionary Institute being built at Imdina near Saint Agatha's Sanctuary. Permit me to present you the most lively joy and at the same time the most ardent wishes that it would be erected as soon as possible for God's glory and for the extension of His Kingdom on this earth through the preaching of the Faith on the Mission field. May the Institute of St. Paul grow, flourish and spread. This is my wish and my prayer!"

We thank all our friends and ask God to reward them for all the good they do us and wish us.

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Let us make sure that our heart never lacks thanksgiving to God for the gift of faith which He was pleased to bestow on us without any merit on our part; let us keep alive within us the wish that whoever is not adorned with it will soon share it with us.

july 31 days

Month of the Precious Blood of the Redeemer

The sun rises at 4 and 46m. It sets at 7 and 28m.

Mission Day should be a day of unit with those thousands of brave Missionaries, men and women, who are far away, working for the extension of the kingdom of Christ.

1

Saturday

The precious blood of O.L.J.C.

2

Sunday

IV After Pent- Visitation of V.M.

3

Monday

Saint Leo II pope (Tit. of Porto Salvo Vallette)

4

Tuesday

Saint Bertha and Saint Ulderic

5

Wednesday

Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria

6

Thursday

SS.Peter and Pael Ap. Octave

7

Friday

SS. Cyril and Methodius brothers Bishops

   

Full Moon at noon and 49m.

8

Saturday

Saint Elisabeth queen of Portugal

9

Sunday

V After Pent. - (Tit. feast Saint Joseph Kalkara).

10

Monday

The Seven brothers martyrs

11

Tuesday

Saint Pius I pope martyr

12

Wednesday

Saint John Gualbert abb.

13

Thursday

Saint Anacletus pope martyr

14

Friday

Saint Bonaventure Cardinal bishop, and serafic doct.

   

Last Quarter at 1 and 22m in the evening.

15

Saturday

Saint Henry Emperor

16

Sunday

VI After Pent.- Sol. Comm. of O.L. of Carmel

17

Monday

Saint Alexius (Feast at Valletta)

18

Tuesday

Saint Camillus de Lellis confessor

19

Wednesday

Saint Vincent of Paul

20

Thursday

Saint Jerome Emiliani and Saint Elijah Prophet

21

Friday

Saint Praxedes virgin (Found. of the Carmelites)

22

Saturday

Saint Mary Magdalen penetint

   

New Moon at 5 and 1m. in the evening.

23

Sunday

VII After Pent. SS. Apollinaire bishop and S.Liborius bishop, tit. feast of St. Joseph, Imsida, (on these three days the house of Saint Chalcedonius at Floriana will be open).

24

Monday

Saint Chalcedonius martyr

25

Tuesday

Saint James Ap martyr

26

Wednesday

Saint Anne Mother of the V.M.

27

Thursday

Saint Pantaleone bishop

28

Friday

SS.Nazarius and Celsus martyrs

29

Saturday

Saint Martha virgin sister of Mary Magdalen

30

Sunday

VIII After Pent. St. Venera -tit. of St. Venera

   

First Quarter at 5 and 42m. in the morning

31

Monday

St.Ignatius founder of the Jesuits

Beginning of the Assumption Kwindicina at the Chapel.

 

the assumption of mary

 

Since Saint Paul's providential coming, the Maltese did not only embrace the faith of Christ; they also embraced the great devotion towards his mother Our Lady the Virgin Mary. When it was time to leave us after he revealed Jesus to us, St. Paul did not leave us orphans because, before he left, he left us Saint Publius as a representative of Christ instead of him. As a heavenly mother he left us Jesusí mother herself as the two images which Saint Luke, (Saint Paul's companion during his coming,) left us, can witness. One is on the rock, in the Mellieha cave. Today this is a most dear Sanctuary. The other is on wood at the oratory of the palace of Saint Publius where nowadays the Cathedral is built. This has always been venerated by means of a feast on the day of Mary's Assumption. Yes, under the veneration of the Assumption of Mary. the devotion did not spread only throughout Malta but also in Gozo where the titular of the Matrix is, to this day, the Assumption of Mary. Therefore we too chose her as our most cherished patroness, we who since the beginning of the Institute felt Mary's help. Since the Institute had its beginning in the island of Saint Paul, we felt that we could not do better than venerate her under a very ancient custom in Malta when, under the title " Santa Marija" her assumption into heaven is celebrated throughout the whole place.

And when in the course of development of the Institute we came to open the boarding house at the Oratory of B'kara, we could not find a better name than that of Santa Marija. We also dedicated the first academy we held at the Boarding House in honour of the Blessed Virgin since it was also the year of the centenary of the council of Ephesus. Before concluding that very dear meeting we adopted a resolution to ask the Bishop, in our smallness, to ask the Pope to advance the dogmatic definition of the Assumption of the Blessed virgin , how and when he sees it fit. Therefore everyone can recognize how our small institute cherishes the words with which the Bishop concluded the beautiful speech about the Catholic Action on this year's feast of Christ the King. We will publish here those words just as they came out of the Bishop's own mouth over the microphone.

"And to begin well, (the Catholic Action), like the first Twelve, together with the first disciples , let us gather, in prayer and in thought, with Mary. Mary was she who led the Child Jesus in his first steps. It was Mary who led the first Apostles in their first steps. Those Soldiers of Religion who were our forefathers combatted and won in Mary's name. In Mary's

Whoever loves Jesus Christ who has such a great thirst for souls, wishes also that his kingdom, the holy Church, will spread everywhere and become one fold and one shepherd.

name the first soldiers of the Catholic Action were summoned and reared. Under the veil of Mary Assumed, Patroness of Malta, even we erected the first federation of Catholic Young Men here in Malta. It is therefore fitting that even today, on the feast of Christ the King, on the feast of this Kingdom of Christ which is the church, we hail here even today, as we did last year when we had the luck to crown her Queen, " Queen of the Angels; Mary, our Mother."

"This year we would like to see another crown surrounding her head. Since the first days, the Christians believed that when the breath of this life did not maintain that most pure body through which Jesus, the Son of God took the human form, Mary was assumed into heaven body and soul. In this way, since the oldest times, even we Maltese have venerated her under the title of "Santa Marija" the Assumpta. Seven Churches, Seven of the most ancient parishes witness to it. Today therefore , that the Catholic Christians of the whole world are asking the Pope to define as a dogma of faith this veneration and this belief, it is fitting that even we do associate ourselves with them. It is fitting that Malta " Cattolicissima " , as it was (one) of the first to believe and built and erected seven churches, seven of the oldest parishes to Mary Assumed into heaven body and soul to show its faith, it would not remain to be one of the last to ask the Pope to hear our prayers, together with the prayers of all the other catholics throughout the world and put this beautiful crown on her head."

"As we are gathered here together, it is fitting to honour Her son Jesus, King of Kings; let us also hail Mary, Mother of Jesus , Queen of Heaven: Ave Regina Coelorum! Queen of heaven, hail! Ave domina angelorum. Queen of Angels, hail ! These angels of the Church, these soldiers of peace, the new Apostles of the Catholic Action greet you throughout the world: Queen of the angels, Mary, Mother of God, Hail! And, together with them, these your sons of Malta, all our children, all our young men, all our young women look towards you so that you watch over them: Protect them from distress; protect them from injury; protect them from the harm of the soul while all together they tell you " Queen of the Angels, Queen of Heaven, hail . And together with them, all the fathers of Malta, all the mothers of Malta greet you; they pray to you Holy Mary , assumed into heaven, hail: salve radix, salve porta, you are the main plant from which the flower sprouted; you opened heaven's door from where light descended. Our Lady assumed into heaven, hail! Where you are enjoying God, above the stars, above the sun, above the most of angels and saints, with that soul which was never damaged by our sin, with that body out of which Your Son Jesus took human form , guade virgo gloriosa, super omnes speciosa , you who have outstripped us with your beauty, you who are God's delight, you who obtained God's love more than us sinners. Vale, O valde decora, beauty without stain, hail! Oh Queen , Oh Mary, hail! Remember us, we ask you to pray for us. Et pro nobis christum exora".

As soon as the Bishop ended his cherished speech, among everybody's joy and delight, he proposed this resolution in a very devout voice. It was received with a most fervid applause from the immense gathering of people.

RESOLUTION.

Gathered around her Bishop in honour of Christ the King, Malta cattolicissima asks the Father and Teacher infallibility of all those who believe, to be pleased to confirm their belief of many hundreds of years by defining the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin into heaven as a dogma of the faith.

 

 

A month after laying the foundation stone from the northern side

 

august 31 days

The month of Mary Assumed into Heaven.

The sun rises at 5 and 8m. It sets at 7 and 11m.

On Missions Day let us also think of the many missionaries who need our help to able to continue their precious work.

1

Tuesday

Saint Peter Ap. in Chains and the Maccabean Saints.

2

Wednesday

St. Alph. M. of Lignori and O.L. of the Angels (Portiuncula)

3

Thursday

When the body of St. Stephen martyr was found

4

Friday

Saint Dominic of Gusman conf. feast at Valletta

5

Saturday

Our Lady of the Snows.

   

Full Moon at 8 and 30m. in the evening.

6

Sunday

IX After Pent- The Transfiguration of Our Saviour Tit. C. Lija

7

Monday

Saint Cajetan Tit. of Hamrun

8

Tuesday

SS. Cyriacus, Largus, Smaragdus and companions martyrs

9

Wednesday

Saint Aristarcus bishop companion of St. Paul during shipwreck.

10

Thursday

Saint Laurence levite martyr Patron of Vittoriosa

11

Friday

St. John Mary Vianney.

12

Saturday

Saint Clare of Assisi virgin

13

Sunday

X After Pent.- SS. Hipollitus and companions martyrs Feast of St. Cajetan, at Hamrun.

   

Last Quarter at 4 and 47m. in the morning.

14

Monday

St. Eusebius confessor Vigil fasting and abst.

15

Tuesday

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary .(tit. H. Ghaxaq, Attard, Gudja Qrendi, Mqabba, Mosta, Mgarr, Dingli, Malta and of the Cathedral and of Zebbug (Gozo).

16

Wednesday

Saint Joachim Father of the Virgin Mary

17

Thursday

Saint Hyacinth conf.

18

Friday

Saint Helen (Tit. feast of B'kara)

19

Saturday

Saint John Eudes confessor

20

Sunday

XI After Pent.- Saint Bernard Bishop and doctor Feast of Stella Maris at Sliema

21

Monday

St. Jane Frances Fremoit de Chantal widow

   

New Moon at 6 and 46m. in the morning.

22

Tuesday

Assumption Octave

23

Wednesday

Saint Philip Bennizi conf.

24

Thursday

Saint Bartholomew Ap. martyr (tit. H. Gharghur)

25

Friday

Saint Ludwig king conf.

26

Saturday

Saint Zephyrinus pope martyr

27

Sunday

XII After Pent- Saint Joseph Calasanctius conf. (Feast of St. Julian )

28

Monday

Saint Augustine bishop Doctor

   

First Quarter at 11 and 11m. in the morning

29

Tuesday

Beheading of Saint John Baptist

30

Wednesday

Saint Rose from Lima dominican

31

Thursday

Saint Raymond nonnatus Conf.

 

joy at the institute

 

 

The appearance of a new man in the family brings get joy and it is a custom for a feast to be held on that day. No less happens at our Institute at the appearance of a new Priest within the Society; much more so when this is in its beginning and in great need of Priests who would be able to work in the field of Christ and save souls.

Therefore it was a very natural thing that our small Institute rejoices when, in his mercy, God was pleased to give us a new priest in the person of the Reverend Fr. Augustine Grech on the 25th of September of last Year at the Cathedral; he was ordained by the Bishop Dom Maurice Caruana O.S.B.

The day following the Priestly Ordination, on the 26th , the feast of the first mass was held at the Church of our Oratory, at B'Kara where this new Priest has been these last two years to help the local Superior in the running and in the work of this place.

This was already the second time that in the Chapel of this Oratory, the feast of the first mass of one of the priests of the Society was held . If the feast which was held the first time was a success, we can say no less for this one, thank God.

The Chapel was beautifully adorned and everything concurred to make the feast more solemn. The family, relatives and friends of the new priest and a large number of guests and benefectors of the Society were present at the feast.

The mass was very devout, with the music under the leadership of the Maestro F. Camilleri. The beautiful panegyric delivered by the M. R. Father Master Adeodato Schembri of the Order of St. Augustine really continued the feast. In beautiful words he showed the power, the office and the obligations of the catholic missionary Priest. Apart from the joy of beautiful words heard, everybody got the lesson to love and honour better the minister of Christ. After the mass, those who were present came foreward and kissed the hands of the new priest while they wished him a long life of work for God's glory and for the good of souls and of the Society.

The true Christian is very eager for God's glory and for the good of souls. Therefore he fulfills his duty to help those holy works which as their aim have the spreading of the faith and the salvation of millions and millions who are still in the darkness of paganism.

 

september 30 days

The month of the Angels

The sun rises at 5 and 32m. It sets at 7 and 39 minutes.

On Missions Day let us think that, whatever we give to God, we will receive a hundred times over for it and that whoever gives for the Missions, will be giving God.

 

1

Friday

Saint Giles Abbot- The XIII brothers martyrs

 

2

Saturday

Saint Stephen King of Hungary

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3

Sunday

XIII After Pent.- Our Lady of the Cincture.

 

4

Monday

Saint Rosalia Palermitan virgin

     

Full moon at 6 and 2m. in the morning.

 

5

Tuesday

Saint Laurence Justinian

 

6

Wednesday

Saint Theoclistus Pilot martyr

 

7

Thursday

Remembrance of the Victory of 1565 National Feast

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8

Friday

Birth of the Virgin Mary Tit. and Patroness of Senglea, Naxxar, Mallieha and Xaghra, Gozo

 

9

Saturday

Saint Gorgonius martyr

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10

Sunday

XIV After Pent.- Saint Nicholas from Tolentino Haz-Zabbar tit. feast of O.L. of Graces.

 

11

Monday

Ss.Protus and Hyacinth martyrs

     

Last Quarter at 10 and 28m. in the evening.

 

12

Tuesday

The Holy Name of the Virgin Mary

 

13

Wednesday

Saint Eulogius Patriarch of Alexandria

 

14

Thursday

Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

 

15

Friday

The Seven Sorrows of the V.M.

 

16

Saturday

Saint Cornelius and Companions martyrs

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17

Sunday

XV After Pent.- the Wounds of St. Franc. of Assisi

Birzebbuga tit. Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

 

18

Monday

St. Joseph from Copertino

 

19

Tuesday

Saint Januarius bishop and companions mm.

     

New Moon at 7 and 19m. in the evening.

 

20

Wednesday

Ss.Eustachius and companions mm. Emb. D. fasting and abst.

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21

Thursday

St. Matthew Ap. and Evang.

 

22

Friday

Saint Thomas bishop Emb. D. fasting and abst

 

23

Saturday

St Linus pope and St.Thecla v.and m. "

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24

Sunday

XVI After Pent.- Our Lady of Mercy

 

25

Monday

Saint Firminus bishop martyr

 

26

Tuesday

Ded. of the consecrated Churches in Malta Feast with I Vespers held; sung Mass and II Vespers etc.

     

First Quarter at 4 and 34m in the evening.

 

27

Wednesday

SS. Cosmas and Damien martyrs

 

28

Thursday

Saint Winceslas king of Bohemia

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29

Friday

Dedication of Saint Michael Archangel

 

30

Saturday

Saint Jerome confessor and doctor.

 

the fair

 

 

The Fair at its most lively moments

Since the beginning of the Church, the christians used to gather so that, one mind and one heart they offered God the holy sacrifice, their prayers, their thanks, their praise. And during these gatherings, collections for whatever was necessary for the altar were made; the poor participated in whatever remained. After so many years, the same thing is still being done. Therefore as soon as we opened this Institute of the Missions as it came to be known gradually for God's glory, it seemed that everybody agreed... everyone showed us one's wish to help the new work. And since the number of these friends started increasing, we understood that it would be a good thing to bring everyone together. The proposal of a fair was eagerly accepted so that everybody would be able to help as one wished. Surrounded by recreation and pleasure and everybody's joy, in a hundred manners and ways, help on the Institute descends from heaven by means of everyone present at the Fair. Many gentlemen gathered underthe name of the Committee" Pro Instituto Missionario ". Every time they met in advance they thought of and prepared what was to be done on the day of the Fair. Apart from this, the catechists of the Oratorio of B'kara form another committee among themselves and with great solicitude, all of them strive so that the event would be a success. Not only that; but the Dames

To know if we have God's love in our heart, we have nothing to do but to look within us and see whether we have the wish that his name be known everywhere.

 

The love of God cannot be separated from the wish that all the creatures endowed with reason know him, love him and praise him.

of Saint Agatha's laboratory also strive to help those who are already on the mission field. One must be there to see the solicitude of the Christian spirit growing while one reads the streamers dispersed against the walls of the yard of Oratory. For example, "Remember the milliard of pagans". "Help the army of Christ," "Give to others what Saint Paul gave to you", and many such beautiful words that, whether you like it or not, you have to put your hand in your pocket and, as soon as you take it out, you also help to push the Missionary cart. Now you have a number in a lottery, now you pay to enter and see the sweet games of some animals, now you find yourself holding a line to try your luck in a dry sea; now you face a bazaar supplied with whatever you need; now they tell you to move because above you there is already the camel's head; Marquis Scicluna sent it so that even he would have a share in the merit of the Institute. Now they would invite you, not without paying, for a cup of tea. Soon lotteries are drawn and you can imagine the winner's joy! And so, one event after the other and half a day passes; everybody is happy because everybody is satisfied with the work he has performed or with the time he has spent for God's glory and for the benefit of the souls of the pagans who, among the poor are the poorest.

 

 

 

The fair - The camel of the Marquis

october 31 days

The month of the Rosary

The sun rises at 5 55m. It sets at 45m.

On Missions day it is everybody's duty to help The Pontifical works of the Propaganda and of the Holy Childhood.

1

Sunday

XVII After Pent.- Proc. of O.L. of the Rosary.

2

Monday

The Guardian Angels

3

Tuesday

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

   

Full Moon at 6 and 6m in the evening.

4

Wednesday

Saint Francis of Assisi Found. of the Minors

5

Thursday

Saint Placidus and his companions martyrs

6

Friday

Saint Brunone conf.

7

Saturday

Our Lady of the Rosary

8

Sunday

XVIII After Pent.- Ded. of the Cathedral of Malta

9

Monday

Saint Dionysius and companions martyrs

10

Tuesday

Saint Francis Borgia

11

Wednesday

Ded. of the Cathedral of Gozo. The Maternity of Our Lady

   

Last Quarter at 5 and 44m. in the evening.

12

Thursday

Saint Wilfred bishop

13

Friday

Saint Edward King and Confessor

14

Saturday

Saint Callitus I Pope martyr

15

Sunday

XIX After Pent.- Saint Teresa Carmelite

Feast of Our Lady held at the Chapel.

16

Monday

Saint Hedwiges widow

17

Tuesday

Saint Margaret M. Alacoque.

18

Wednesday

Saint Luke Evangelist disc. and companion of Saint Paul during the Shipwreck.

19

Thursday

Saint Peter of Alcantara

   

New Moon at 6 and 43m in the morning.

20

Friday

Saint John Cantius

21

Saturday

Saint Hilarion abbot- Saint Ursola and companions martyrs

22

Sunday

XX After Pent.- Saint Mary Salome disciple of Jesus Christ.

Missions day. An hour of Solemn adoration from 11 to noon will be held; and in the evening a Sermon about the missions; morning and evening collections for the missions

23

Monday

Saint Theodorita martyr

24

Tuesday

Saint Raphael Archangel

25

Wednesday

SS. Chrysanthus and Darias his wife, martyrs

   

First Quarter at 11 and 19m in the evening.

26

Thursday

Saint Evarist pope martyr

27

Friday

Saint Furmentius bishop

28

Saturday

SS. Simon and Jude Thaddeus Ap. martyrs.

29

Sunday

XXI After Pent.- Feast of Jesus Christ King.

From 11 to noon an hour of Solemn Adoration, the Act of Consecration and Litany of the Heart of Jesus.

30

Monday

SS. Marcellus and Cassianus martyrs

31

Tuesday

Saint Quintin martyr Vigil fasting and abst.

 

 

The fair - Drawing the Lottery

 

The Missionary is a martyr because he is a strong proclaimer of a supernatural program. He disperses it and defends it with suffering and with blood. He knows that the ways to spread the Gospel are harsh and difficult, that before reaching his aim he must pass through bramble and thorns. He knows too that the seed sown in the hearts cannot grow strong unless watered by blood. The crown of martyrdom is always infront of the Missionary's eyes who yearns greatly for it and starts feeling the joy of that day when, in some area of foreign land he would be able to offer himself for God's glory and for the salvation of souls.

Msgr. Salotti, from the Radio of the Vatican.

 

 

november 30 days

All Souls Month.

The sun rises at 6 and 22m. It sets at 5 and 6m.

Another work worth helping us the Work of Saint Peter Apostle so that there will be priests from the Mission countries themselves.

1

Wednesday

All Saints

2

Thursday

All Souls

   

Full Moon at 8 and 57m. in the morning

3

Friday

Saint Hubert bishop

4

Saturday

Saint Charles Borromeo bishop and doctor

5

Sunday

XXII After Pent.- The Relics of this diocese

6

Monday

Saint Leonard Tit. of Hal Chircop

7

Tuesday

Ss. Vitalis and Agricola martyrs

8

Wednesday

All Saint's Octave

9

Thursday

Cons. of Archibasilica of Our Saviour Rome.

10

Friday

Saint Andrew Avellino confessor

   

Last Quarter at 1 and 6m in the evening.

11

Saturday

Saint Martin bishop

12

Sunday

XXIII After Pent.- Saint Martin I pope martyr

13

Monday

Saint Didacus

14

Tuesday

Saint Josaphath bishop martyr

Te Deum for Canonical Erection of the Society of Saint Paul sung at Chapel; in the evening.

15

Wednesday

Saint Albert the great bishop and doctor

16

Thursday

Saint Geltrude benedictine virgin

17

Friday

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus bishop

   

New Moon at 5 and 22m. in the evening.

18

Saturday

Consecration of the Patriarchal Basilicas of Saint Peter in the Vatican and of Saint Paul outside Rome.

19

Sunday

XXIV After Pent.- Saint Elisabeth widow

20

Monday

Saint Felix from Valois confessor

21

Tuesday

Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple

22

Wednesday

Saint Cecily virgin and martyr

23

Thursday

Saint Clement I pope martyr

24

Friday

Saint John of the Cross and Saint Crisoganus

   

First Quarter at 8 and 36m. in the morning.

25

Saturday

St. Catherime V. and M. Tit. of Zejtun and Zurrieq

26

Sunday

XXV After Pent.- Saint Sylvester bened. abbot.

27

Monday

Saint Maximus bishop

28

Tuesday

Saint James della Marca

29

Wednesday

Saint Saturninus martyr

30

Thursday

Saint Andrew Ap. martyr (tit. of Hal Luqa).

 

cardinal van rossum

 

 

Whoever keeps in mind the Missionary nature of our Institute understands quickly that the death of Card. Van Rossum was felt in a particular way within our small rows. He was the Head of the Propaganda Fide and therefore he was at the head of the whole Missionary world. And since its beginning God wanted the Institute to be Missionary, when we were in the early days of foundation, one day we also found ourselves infront of the venerable person of the Cardinal. And we remembered, and still do always remember how he hosted us, with tears in his eyes, because he was so pleased with

the purpose of the Institute. And we have remembered, and still do remember, the sound counsels he gave us so that the institute would be really good and firm work, beneficial for the Church of Jesus Christ. Therefore together with the whole missionary world we also do lift our small voice through these pages and ask God for rest, honour and glory for such a holy soul both in its life in religion with the Redemptorists as well as for its share with the hierarchy of the Church. We can imagine the extent of Card. Van Rossum's work as an arm of the Pope in the Mission field at this time when Pius XI is being called the Missionary Pope by everybody.

 

The Missionary is an Apostle who, full of courage and ability goes to far away countries which are poorly receptive and know nothing of the beauty of God's word. Proclaimer of those truths of which the christian religion is teacher and custodian, he enlightens the minds of the local people, gives a new shape to conscience, he shows them a law which serves as leader, he gives them a discipline which curbs their passions and instills a firm earnestness towards good. In this way honesty develops, firm characters are formed, better generations are prepared and every people starts writing its own new history.

Msgr.Salotti from the radio of the Vatican

 

 

domine da mihi animas

 

 

Since the beginning of the new centuries the shout of a merciful prayer which moves hearts was hurled throughout the four winds of heaven; that shout of a sincere and faithful wish which some holy souls presented as a prayer to the Lord of all creatures, "Domine da mihi animas" Lord give me souls.

Because of this voice the wolf and the lamb meet together; they eat from the same grass and drink from the same valleies to form their forces so that hand in hand they try anew to befriend other animals. Yes, diverse races join together; the negro mixes with the white, the savage with the gentle, the depraved with the virtuous, the poor with the rich, the old man with the youth, without considering their diverse nature but they unite together in one thing and at the force of this echo they eat from the eucharistic bread which makes them one nature, one body, one blood, one soul under one lord who do not wish anything except unity, belief , justice and mercy.

It was that gentle shout "Domine da mihi animas et caetera tolle" which induced many wise personages to leave their friends, their brothers, their dear parents, their country and go far, far away into foreign and idolatrous lands to leave their lives there for the love of those souls which are not yet redeemed by the Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, a great number of bishops, priests, lay people, sisters and secular (people) also offered themselves like courageous soldiers to fulfil the wish which christ showed his apostles through the words," Euntes ergo docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti " go and teach all nations, and baptise them in the name of the Father,and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

Therefore our beloved Shepherd , the present Pope, encourages all the faithful with his holy pen, from the throne of Saint Peter, to declare war over darkness; not a war of swords however, but of more potent arms of the evangelical words. These pierce the hardest hearts not by cannons but through good customs which demolish the terrible fortresses of vice; a war of peace, not of sorrow; not a war of loss but of victory and of certain victory; of triumph and not of a domination which ends, but a kingdom of heaven which lasts for ever and ever.

This shout " Domine da mihi animas " induced Pope Pius XI to encourage and help the works of the missions so that he would be able to arrive in far away countries and penetrate the reign of the devil and here triumph and enlighten with the light of faith while he sows the seed of truth.

God gives the grace of Vocation to those who are called to do their duty to correspond: therefore we invite all those who are called to help vocations, to see whether they too are corresponding.

Mission work consists in this: in nothing but the continuous and hard sacrifices of those who become messengers of the word of God for the salvation of souls to go on fulfilling the gentle prayer of some holy persons who with a great and holy greed wished always to gain a very large number of souls who are far away from God. To teach the christian religion and to persuade the infidels from their deceptive superstitions what care won't the missionaries take and to which limit of patience won't they go? Will sick pagans lack the care of some sisters? With what attention and gentleness do they behave towards abandoned babies; and how they behave towards children prepared for baptism and for the First ( Holy) Communion?!

And just as the mission takes care of the soul, it also cares for the body by civilizing their bad customs , by exercising them in trades, in the sciences and in many other worthwhile matters.

Therefore let all of us who are already profiting from the work of redemption, let us follow these brave souls who by their actions hurried and confounded the enemies of Christ; and may our wish" Domine da mihi animas," be soon fulfilled by our work, word and prayers.

The Mission Field embraces 480 missions. Some of them have an area of 300,000 square kilometers; 200,000 missionaries work for the evangelisation on the land of the infidels; 5,000 local priests who work in their country to convert their co-nationals; 30,000 sisters who with the greatest denial dedicate themselves to teaching and to works of charity; 100,000 catechists sustain the work of the Missionaries with the greatest enthusiasm; 377 seminaries to raise and form the local clergy; they house 16,000 seminarians.

 

Each one of our missionary work in beneficial not only to many souls but it is also very useful for the sanctification of our soul.

Pius XI 3-VI-22.

december 31 days

Christmas month

The sun rises at 6 and 62m. It sets at 4 and 46m.

Our Institute helps the Mission through the formation of Missionaries. That is why the work of the Study Burses was set.

1

Friday

Saint Eligius bishop

2

Saturday

Saint Bibiana virgin and martyr

   

Full Moon at 2 and 29m. in the morning.

3

Sunday

First of Advent- Saint Francis Xavier Apostle of India

Celebration of marriages prohibited

4

Monday

Saint Peter Chrysologus bishop doctor

5

Tuesday

Saint Saba abbot

6

Wednesday

Saint Nicholas of Bari Tit. of Siggiewi

7

Thursday

Saint Ambrose bishop

8

Friday

Conception of the V.M. Tit. and Pat. of Cospicua

9

Saturday

Saint Leocadia virgin

10

Sunday

The Second of Advent- Our Lady of Loreto

   

Last Quarter at 7 and 22m. in the morning.

11

Monday

Saint Damasus I Pope

12

Tuesday

Saint Valerius abbot

13

Wednesday

Saint Lucy virgin and martyr

14

Thursday

Saint Vitalis bishop

15

Friday

Octave of the Conception of the V.M.

16

Saturday

Saint Eusebius bishop martyr

   

Beginning of the Novena of the Child Jesus

17

Sunday

Third of Advent - St. Florianus and companions martyrs

   

New Moon at 3 and 51m. in the morning.

18

Monday

Ss. Rufus and Losimus martyrs

19

Tuesday

Saint Nemesius martyrs

20

Wednesday

Saint Dominic benedictive abbot Emb. D. fasting and abst.

21

Thursday

Saint Thomas Ap. martyr

22

Friday

The XXX martyrs in Rome do

23

Saturday

St.Victoria virgin martyr do

   

First Quarter at 9 and 7m. in the evening.

24

Sunday

The Fourth of Advent- St. Lucianus and companions mart.

25

Monday

Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Solemn feast of the Child Jesus in the Chapel at midnight Procession with the Holy Child Mass shall be sung and there will be General communion

26

Tuesday

Saint Stephen first martyr cel. of marriages allowed

27

Wednesday

Saint John Ap. and Evangelist

28

Thursday

The H. Innocents martyrs

29

Friday

St Trophimus bishop companions of St. Paul during Shipwreck.

30

Saturday

Saint Vitalianus pope and Saint Sabinus bishop

31

Sunday

Within the Christmas Octave- St. Sylvester Pope m.

   

Full Moon at 9 and 52m. in the evening

te deum

 

brother pius ellul

 

We were going to Lourdes for the first time in 1929. As soon as we arrived at the station at Toulouse a young Capuchin boarded the train with us. Although we did not recognise him immediately, we gradually made acquaintance of Br. Pius Ellul. Agreeable as he was, he informed us about his beautiful vocation and, with joy in his heart he told us how, from there he was expecting the obedience for the Mission among the somalis in Abyssinia near Mizzi. When the missionary Friar Angelo visited Malta for the second time, we met Brother Pius again; here we could better observe his zeal. The Saint Agatha's Missionary Laboratory was the one which helped whole heartily Friar Mizzi to prepare his departure for the Missions. Among other things the Dames of the Laboratory took upon themselves the task of sewing the tunics for that whole group of young men whom Friar Mizzi was to take with him. And since workers of the laboratory could not handle cutting the cloth to measure for dressmaking, Brother Pius set to work and we are still

seeing him, with complete mastery , with scissors in hand, handing the parts of the tunico now to one, then to another, for sewing. So, when last March, that is four months after the departure, the news about his heavenly voyage arrived here, we stared at each other and, so to say, we could not believe. We who know something about the need of Gospel workers among the Somalis can do nothing but lift up our eyes heavenwards and adore God's judgements which we do not understand. We ask him to enlighten this soul as soon as possible with the never-ending light, and give it that glory which it itself strove to give him on earth.

 

HAIL !

OH ! MISSIONARY ,

HAIL !

 

Oh Missionary, brave missionary

Why were you pleased to leave

Your country, your relatives... to leave

Your mother crying and heaving sighs for you?

Where are you going, among so many people

Buried in the darkness of death without realising?

I go to where I feel Heaven's will

Gently pushing me,

Where I feel the love of my brothers calling me

With a mighty, merciful voice;

And where the great zeal burning within me

Induces me to visit the forgotten souls.

I am going to see whether I can bring to God's kingdom

Those who, although they have been bought

With the Merciful Christ's blood and redeemed by his death,

Are still under harsh clutches

Of the darkness of paganism, a dangerous darkness

Which probably destroys the person hit by it.

I am going as a servant of Him who created me

To speak about the justice of Truth

To preach the blessed reciprocal love

Which scares away every harm;

To proclaim the love of our magnificent God

Who wanted to remain living with us in the blessed Host.

I am pleased to die of hunger, of thirst... to suffer...

To hurt badly my feet with thistles

While I scatter the light of the Gospel

Among the blind souls, and induce them

To come towards me to find

The food and drink of life which only Christ offers.

Oh Missionary, Apostle of the Cross

Gatherer of the Scattered fold

Soldier of the greatest ability in the harshest war

Present among troubled brothers,

Through you the Church Our Mother continues to strengthen her words...

Hail ! Oh Missionary, hail !

 

 

AMONG TWO YOUTHS

FRANCIS AND CARMEL

 

 

Francis: How did you get this idea? How did you change your plans?

Carmel: It is fitting that some secrets of the heart are left only to Jesus or else we entrust them to the person who is instead of him, who is the confessor. But since you are my greatest friend since our early childhood, I would like to confide in you. Since my father died and we were very young, he always told us and repeated," Be always good children, love the church of Jesus Christ, always obey the Pope who is so much persecuted in our times; above all always bring new souls towards His Church. And then what greater grace can you have with Jesus when, in some new country you introduce the holy rood of the cross?"

My Father died. Who knows how many times these thoughts came to my mind without any profit!

One day, while I was leafing the books in my room, I came over a small almanac of the Institute of the Missions. I set it aside at once and started to read it very slowly.

How fruitful is the reading of holy books! How it separates us completely from the world! While I was reading and leafing through it page after page, I came across a picture representing a missionary young man preparing the children for their first communion. From that moment onwards, it was as if something entered within me and I did not think of anything except of what should I do to reach that state of that missionary.

FRIAR IRENE

With sadness in our heart, last September we got the news that Friar Irene passed for eternal life. We got to know Friar Irene because our Brother Jos. Fcis. had been working with him for about four years at the Gololcia Station. We received letters from him more than once, at times to thank us for something or other, and we, through the Saint Agatha's Laboratory tried to please him as best as we could, wholeheartedly. One of the first Missionaries among the Somalis he was of a very generous heart. He never sought to save the work to the advantage of the Mission and of the souls entrusted to the Zeal of his apostolic ministry. May God give him eternal rest.

Francis- Carmel, for how long have you nurtured this ideal?

Carmel - Francis,you want to know alot and I do not want to hide anything from you. Mine is a complete story of God's mercy for souls far away from him who do not deserve so much love. About two months ago I changed my plans and gave myself to study the christian education of the young children. Maybe this study is despised by the world but it is also very precious infront of God. It is necessary to move towards Abyssinia, towards China, to save black children thrown away by their parents in the streets for a most ugly death.

Every vain thing which some time before , used to please me, now starts to annoy me. I felt everything bored me, except those things which unite one to Jesus. I started to communicate every day for the missionaries and in that way I played the missionary through prayers.

If only you knew, dear Francis what hours of joy I spent reading that Almanac! Sometimes I cried when I used to read about those Missionaries, both friars and priests, as well as sisters who gave their last Good-bye to the world and went to attract souls to the bosom of God's church. And how many times I asked myself," Why cannot I do what the others have done? But you know what is important, to listen God's word which is worth as much as the whole world with all its things. How do worldly people strive to obtain something; after some time death carries everything away from them? Therefore how much more should we work to save souls ? Its ways are the kingdom of heaven. Oh my dear Francis! You who have been my bosom friend at school and everywhere! I have already made a vow to God and to Mary to go with my cross in Abyssinia, in China and everywhere to introduce souls towards the large estate of Christ. I will soon put on the habit and begin my novitiate in the Society of Saint Paul. Then from there, when I will have finished my studies, if God gives me a long life, I will go towards those countries who are in the darkness of paganism where I will end my last day in the service of that bridegroom who accepts every promise.

I hope that your Guardian Angel announces to you this zeal of this very beautiful work and which is so cherished by the Pope, to adorn this life with a never-ending joy.

_________________________________

m.i.v.a.

Some years ago we spoke about this enterprise taken by a German Priest for the help of Missionaries. Now we read with great joy that the Pope himself will plan to provide fifty aeroplanes so that the whole Mission field will be served by them. The sick will be carried quickly to good hospitals, the doctors and nurses will be on the spot required at once and in this way even the missionaries would be able to increase their work. So the spreading of the faith increases more and more and the kingdom of Christ is realised everywhere. Therefore with our whole heart we wish Miva every prosperity.

 

 

 

 

the study burses

 

A very powerful means with which to help the work of the Missions is undoubtedly the preparation and the bringing up of the missionaries themselves who have to go on the field of the apostolate Therefore the Society of Saint Paul opened two Houses, one at Imdina and the other at B'kara to receive those youths who feel God's call and make us hope that they can become Missionaries and go abroad like the Apostles to preach God's word and extend the Kingdom of Christ even more.

But are there people who do not know how costly the preparation of Missionaries is? The Work of the Study Burses was erected just for this reason: so that those who have the possibility, help themselves and our Institute by giving some money for them.

The Study Burse is a sum of money intended to be invested so that, with the interests accrued help to defray expenses to raise up and keep at school, one of those young people we have mentioned could be formed to become a missionary. Many people have understood this work very well and therefore they themselves have came foreward and gave us some money in one of the burses we have started. Someone's money reached us also through the person's will.

We thank everybody. But we cannot say that the help we receive has met the needs of the two Houses we have mentioned; we find that it lags behind quite a lot. Therefore we hope that all the friends of the Institute listen with greater attention to the voice coming out of the pages of this Almanac. We hope that they induce others to listen to it and in this way the number of those who have helped the Institute during this year increases to the advantage of one, as well as to the advantage of the other.

Those who would like to donate may do so either by consigning it directly to the Superior of the Institute, or to Mr. Etewald Busuttil No. 276 St. Paul St. Valletta or to Mr. George Peralta 13 Zacchary. St. Valletta or to Mr. Amante Marguerat at Pieta' or to Mr. A. Cachia Zammit at Birzebbuga.

The Missionary is a soldier who does not combat at the trenches in the name of a country, but in the name of all men. Not for human motive or interest but thinking completely of God. Not under the flag of some state but under the flag of that God towards whom all earthly powers are subject. It is their duty to adore him and not to hinder his name from being proclaimed and respected in all parts of the earth.

Msgr.Salotti from the radio of the Vatican.

 

 

Days of fasting and abstinence

commanded by the Church.

Can.1250 The Law of Abstinence is the prohibition to eat meat or things derived from meat; but not eggs, cheese, milk and butter, and fat (to be used) for cooking however.

Can 251 1 The Law of fasting is that only one meal is eaten; but one can eat something in the morning and in the evening according to the approved custom for quantity and quality of local food.

2 Meat and fish can be mixed at the same meal and the evening meal can be exchanged for the noon meal.

Can.1252 1 Meat is prohibited on all fridays throughout the year.

2. Days of fasting in which meat cannot be eaten are Fridays and Saturdays throughout lent and

March

1 Ash Wednesday

8 Ember days

10 Dto.

11 Dto

June

3 Pentecost Vigil

7 Ember days

9 Dto.

10 Dto.

August

14 Assumption of the B. V. Vigil

September

20 Ember Days

22 Dto.

23 Dto.

October

30 All Saintsí Vigil

December

20 Ember Days

22 Dto.

23 Dto.

3 On all the other days of Lent there is only the obligation of fasting.

4 On Sundays and on Days of Obligation there is neither fasting nor abstincence; everything is lifted except that on the days of Lent the vigils are not held before, and Lent ends at noon on Holy Saturday.

Can 1253 Particular indults, Vows and Constitutions and the rules of Religion or else an approved Institute both of men as well as of women who live together, even without vows, remain just as they were.

Can. 1 All those who are seven(7) years old fall under the law of abstinence, that is they cannot eat meat on prohibited days.

2 The Law of fasting binds all those who are twenty one (21) years old, until they commence the sixtieth (60)year.

 

oremus pro benefactoribus nostris.

retribuire dignare, domine. omnbus. nobis

bona facientibus propter nomen tuum,

vitam aeternam. amen.

 

oblations

Fra Diego Institute.Masses heard 2190, Communions 278, Spiritual Communions 92697, Rosary 110215, Via Crucis 200, Aspirations 115, Ejaculatory prayers 121,600, Sacrifices 115, Holy Hour 160, Hours of Study 200, Hours of Work 700, Hours of Recreation 1766,- Mr. A. Marguerat Pac. of Stamps.- N.N. Masses heard 9277, Communions 5043, Spiritual Communions 312, Rosary 13386, Via Crucis 1752, Ejaculatory prayers 1900, Sacrifices 484- Mrs. M. Ellul. pac. Stamps- Friar Guido Annati- As a Franciscan I do not have material offerings to send, but I promise a special prayer every morning in the holy sacrifice of the mass- Notary Fcis. Farrugia pac. stamps- St. Paulís Missionary Crusade - pac. Silver-Paper- Girl orphans of the Cini Institute. Masses heard 113, Communions 112, Spiritual Communion 1098, Rosary 123, Via Crucis 97, Aspirations 1055, Ejaculatory prayers 2080, Sacrifices 150, Holy Hour 160, Hours of Study 30, Hours of Work 1092, Hours of Recreation 122, The Little (girls) of the Cini Institute. Masses heard 23, Communions 19, Spiritual Communions 24, Rosary 23, Via Crucis 23, Aspirations 100, Ejaculatory prayers 200, Holy Hour 22, Hours of Study 10, Hours of Work 21, Hours of Recreation 40, Orphans (girls) at the Cini Institute Masses heard 32, Communions 24, Spiritual Communions 228, Rosary 80, Via crucis 17, Aspirations 505, Ejaculatory prayers 3680, Holy Hour 32, Hours of Study 38, Hours of Work 97, Hours of Recreation 65, Mary Fleri Masses heard 255995, Communions 42884, Spiritual Communions 97776, Rosary 90200, Via Crucis 547162 Aspirations 2100, Ejaculatory prayers 978987, Sacrifices 134, Holy Hour 5362, Hours of Study 640, Hours of Work 524785, Hours of Recreation 175633, and a pac. stamps Mr. Alphonse. M. Galea hundreds of Scriptural books in maltese so that by their money we buy stones for the new-Institute. St. Agatha. Miss. Cruc- Saint Paul-Seminary Floriana. Masses heard 143, Communions 97,, Spiritual Communions 138, Rosary 214, Acts of Charity 77, Acts of humility 37, Ejaculatory prayers 13595, Sacrifices 310, Holy Hour 103, Hours of Study 241, Visits to the M. Bl. Sac. 66, Hours of Recreation 113, The ( Mother) Superior of the Convent of the Good Shepherd Masses heard 5100, Communions 5100, Spiritual Communions 51000, Rosary 52000, Via Crucis 280, Aspirations 26700, Ejaculatory prayers 105000, Sacrifices 26700, Holy Hour 170, Hours of study 2700, Hours of Work 33000, Hours of Recreation 7500, Mother Prioress of the Dominican Sisters Gozo. Masses heard 338, Communions 289,Spiritual Communion 888, Rosary 226, Via crucis 20, Aspirations 105, Ejaculatory prayers 705, Sacrifices 1244, Holy Hour 58, Hours of study 94, Hours of Work 521, Hours of Recreation 255,- Brother Joseph F. Caruana S.S.P. Abyssinia. For the month of January and February Masses heard 450, Communions 3200, Spiritual Communions 200, Rosary 1500, Via Crucis 60, Aspirations 245, Ejaculatory prayers 23456, Sacrifices 624, Holy Hour 253, Hours of Study 22354, Hours of Work 4658, Hours of Recreation 623, For the month of March and April Masses heard 468, Communions 3321, Spiritual Communions 334, Rosary 1500, Via crucis 60, Aspirations 338, Ejaculatory prayers 28647, Sacrifices 738, Holy Hour 263, Hours of study 24532, Hours of Work 4732, Hours of Recreation 7231, St. Scholastica Monastery Lady M. Geltrude Xuereb Vittoriosa Masses heard 1370, Communions 1390, Spiritual Communions 20865, Rosary 10570, Via Crucis 10050, Aspirations 900, Ejaculatory prayers 21500, Sacrifices 500, Holy Hour 400, Visits 4000, Hours of Work 5000, Hours of recreation 130, The (Mother) Superior of the Institute St. Dorothy. Masses heard 500, Communions 500, Spiritual Communions 200 ,Rosary 500, Via Crucis 50, Saint Ursola Monastery Valletta, Masses heard 13170, Communions 8613, Spiritual Communions 122535, Rosary 27814, Via crucis 9912, Aspiration 266350, Ejaculatory prayers 200876, Sacrifices 51178, Holy Hour 637, Hours of Meditation 9431, Hours of Work 11150, Hours of Recreation 9431, Visits to the M. Bl. Sacrament 16830, Jesus of Nazareth Institute -Zejtun. Masses heard 135, Communions 80, Spiritual Communions 13885, Rosary 932, Via Crucis 244, Aspirations 273, Ejaculatory prayers 66930, Sacrifices 134, Holy Hours 281, Hours of Study 391, Hours of Work 425, Hours of Recreation 384, Brother Joseph Caruana S.S.P. Gololcia. For the month of May and June Masses heard 393, Communions 3432, Spiritual Communions 286, Rosary 1644, Via Crucis 30, Ejaculatory prayers 262, Sacrifices 533, Holy Hour 262, Hours of Study 23125, Hours of Work 5623, Hours of Recreation 6320, For the month of August and September Masses heard 464, Communions 3231, Spiritual Communion 233, Rosary 1432, Via Crucis 30, Ejaculatory prayers 234, sacrifices 696, Holy Hour 235, Hours of Study 63482, Hours of Work 6342, Hours of Recreation 7467, Miss Vincenza Haber Masses heard 1900, Communions 2460, Spiritual Communion 1130, Rosary 3800, Via Crucis 160, Ejaculatory prayers 9700, Sacrifices 700, Holy Hour 14, Hours of Study 2000, Hours of Work 4000, Hours of Recreation 300. Sr. Constantina (Mother) Superior of Troina. Masses heard 1050, Communions 1002, Spiritual Communions 4236, Rosary 5724, Via Crucis 628, Aspirations 22401, Ejaculatory prayers 39,690, Sacrifices 1900, Holy Hour 120.

The Community of the Benedictines (Nuns), Notabile Visits to Jesus (in the Bl.) Sacrament 141224, Masses heard 11832, Spiritual Communions 231732, Rosary 1874819, Via Crucis 33846, Aspiration 100000, Ejaculatory prayers 400S7228, Sacrifices 446111, Holy Hour 425, Hours of Work 107873, Hours of Recreation 1998, Hours of Adoration 2331, Hours of Silence 60261.

 

oremus pro defunctis nostris,

requiem aeternam dona eis domine, et lux

perpetus luceat eis. requiescant in

pace. - amen.

Sister Raymonda of St. Joseph. Franciscan Tertiary- Lady Innocentza Magro Benedictine Nun- Sister Mary Vella of the Dominican Sisters of Gozo- Felix Camilleri beloved father of Fr. Francis Camilleri S.S.P.- Lucio Vella beloved father of the student Anthony Vella- Msgr. Henry Dandria- Dr. Max Debono Ex- Senator. John Pace beloved uncle of Brother Santi Muscat S.S.P.