Yearly Archives: 2024

Some 400 children die of rising heat across Europe and Central Asia

A new report issued by the UN’s Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reveals that nearly 400 children were killed in 2021, alone, across Europe and Central Asia, as drastically-increasing temperatures threaten the lives of the youngest and most vulnerable.

An estimated 377 children were killed in 2021 by rising temperatures across Europe and Central Asia.

This was the disturbing finding revealed today, 24 July, by UNICEF in a new analysis of data from 23 countries… Read more »

Cardinal Parolin meets Ukrainian President, reaffirms commitment for peace

Cardinal Parolin and President Zelensky 
Photo: Vatican News

The institutional meetings held in recent days by Cardinal Pietro Parolin with Ukrainian leaders culminated on Tuesday morning in Kyiv with the meeting between the Cardinal Secretary of State and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Following the meeting, in a post on X, the Secretariat of State announced that the Cardinal reaffirmed “the Pope’s solidarity and the commitment to finding a just and lasting peace for war-torn Ukraine.”

Zelensky had already received a papal envoy in June last year… Read more »

Mass & Rosary – 25th July 2024, 9:30am

  The Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa at the Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things.
I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart… Read more »

Gospel of the day: 25th July

Saint James, Apostle – Feast
Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15
Psalm: 125:1-6

Gospel: Matthew 20:20-28

The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.” Jesus said in reply, “You do not know what you are asking… Read more »

Ceremony of new candidates at the MUSEUM branch in Kenya

On Sunday 21 July 2024, the SDC Centre of Ruiru (Kenya) celebrated the Ceremony of Candidates of Thomas Njuguna and Jacob Mukhamia. Superior General Roberto Zammit who is currently on an official visit to this SDC Centre was present for this important event. Pio Farrugia shared a reflection about the significance of this ceremony. The good number of Religious, parents, members of the St. George Preca Group and many children and young people who attended this occasion was encouraging… Read more »

Mass & Rosary – 24th July 2024, 9:30am

  The Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa at the Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things.
I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 24th July

Readings of the day

First Reading: Jeremiah 1:1,4-10
Psalm: 71(70):1-2,3-4a,5-6ab,15ab,17

Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9

On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.

And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow… Read more »

Mass & Rosary – 23rd July 2024, 9:30am

  The Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa at the Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things.
I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 23rd July

Readings of the day

First Reading: Galatians 2:19-20
Psalm: 33: 2-11

Gospel: John 15:1-8

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you… Read more »

Pope Francis is going to see the rain of roses in Santa Maria Maggiore

Photo: Vatican News

Il-Papa Franġisku se jattendi għaċ-ċerimonja tat-tfigħ tal-petali tal-ward abjad fil-Bażilika ta’ Santa Maria Maggiore fil-5 ta’ Awwissu.

Kull sena f’dik il-ġurnata l-Knisja Kattolika tiċċelebra lil “Sidtna Marija tas-Silġ”, devozzjoni Marjana marbuta ma’ din il-Bażilika li ilha ġejja mis-snin bikrin tal-Knisja.

Il-Papa se jieħu sehem fl-Għasar li jibda fil-5.30pm u jkun preżenti għat-tifkira tal-“Miraklu tas-Silġ”.

Mirakolużament, fis-seklu 4, fl-eqqel tas-sajf Ruman, fil-5 ta’ Awwissu kienet għamlet xita ta’ borra u silġ fuq l-Għolja Eskwilina, il-post futur tal-bażilika… Read more »