MENTIONED IN ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF POPE
In his first
entitles Deus Caritas Est (God is
Love), Pope Benedict XVI dwells with profound theological detail and
on the Christian virtue of love. One
dealt with is the concept of ‘diaconia’, the institution within the
the service of charity. It is in this
context that the Pope, quoting from the sermons of St Ambrose, De officiis ministrirum, mentions St.
Lawrence as a typical example of caring for the poor and the weak and
exponent of ecclesiastical solidarity. The
Pope again referred to St. Lawrence in his address to deacons in
PASSING AWAY OF FR. FRANCIS AZZOPARDI OFM. CAP
Azzopardi, a fervent and long-serving
Capuchin passed away peacefully at the age of 78. He
was elected several times to serve as
Provincial of the Franciscan Order. He
was also an ardent historian, founder of a Museum and a Library at the
Capuchin Friary and Motherhose. He
published several historical features and books.
For many years he was a Committee member
serving as Vice President of the Vittoriosa Historical and Cultural
often indulged in historical discussion with the Society’s former
1,750 TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. LAWRENCE’S MARTYRDOM
bracing itself for the joyful
celebration of the 1,750 th anniversary in 2008 of the martyrdom in
Rome of St.
Lawrence in 258, during the reign of Emperor Valerian during the
Persecution. He was roasted on a
gridiron which has become symbolic of this gruesome martyrdom.
MUSICO-LITERARY EVENING TO HONOUR PROF. ANDREW VELLA O.P.
The prince of
Wales Philharmonic Society in
collaboration with the Dominican Community of Vittoriosa organized a
and literary concert at the
SACRED MUSIC CONCERT TO COMMEMORATE CAN. LUIGI FENECHA concert of sacred music to commemorate the centenary of the death of Can. Luigi Fenech was held at St. Lawrence Church, Vittoriosa. The programme, coordinated by the St. Lawrence Band and the Rev. Chapter of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church.
“ENDEMIC DEMOCRARY 1919-1930” BY PROF. DOMINIC FENECH
Fenech who hails from Vittoriosa
has published a rigorous diagnosis of the delicate post-World War I
COTTONERA LANDSCAPES BY EMILY FRENDO CAMILLERI
The Vittoriosa Local Council Hall at Couvre Porte hosted an exhibition of oil paintings depicting scenes from the Cottonera by Emily Frendo Camilleri. During the inauguration ceremony Agenda Bookshop presented a selection from their wide-ranging publications.
‘LEHEN IS-SOCJETA’ MUZIKALI SAN LAWRENZ’ IS FIVE YEARS OLD
newsletter issued by the St.
Lawrence Band reached its fifth year.
The bulletin carries reports about the Band’s activities but
features articles and commentaries about Vittoriosa in general. It provides an open forum of ideas and
debates. A get-together to mark the
event for readers and sponsors was held at the St. Lawrence Band Club.
DEATH OF DR. PAUL CASSAR
The death was announced of Dr. Paul Cassar, aged 91. Besides being a reputable medical doctor and consultant, he was a remarkable historian. He pioneered with his monumental book: ”Medical History of Malta” (1965) where he probed into the annals of the Birgu Sacra Infermeria.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE GRAND MASTERS, TRANSLATEDBY FRA JOHN CRITIEN
This is a
remarkable publication by Midsea Books
Limited in collaboration with Heritage
VITTORIOSA MAYOR VICE PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN HISTORIC CITIES ASSOCIATIONIt was a great honour for Mr John Boxall, Mayor of Vittoriosa, and indeed for Vittoriosa, when he was appointed vice-president of AVEC Network, an association of historic cities benefiting from financing from the European Union. The general assembly of the association was held in