The Augustinians

The Augustinians came to Malta before 1413. Their Friary and church, built outside the walls of Mdina, having been destroyed in 1551 for fear of the Turks, were rebuilt in 1555 on a piece of land near the chapel of St. Mark on the Saqqajja, given to them by the Cathedral Chapter. The new church was built by Gerolamo Cassar, an Andrea Belli made the plans of the new Friary. Before the year 1453, the Augustinians were already at Victoria in Gozo. The building of the Valletta Priory started in 1571; after the Maltese Augustinians became a separate province of the Order in 1817, Friaries were founded at St. George’s Bay in 1928, at Paceville in 1936 and at Tarxien in 1948. For a short time, the Augustinians administered the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa and had a Friary at Pieta’, adjoining the church of Our Lady of Sorrows. In 1848, they founded a Free School at Valletta; this has been developed into the St. Augustine College at Pieta’, and lately, the primary school at Marsa. In 2017, the Province will celebrate the bicentenary


St Augustine’s Convent

Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT 1452
Tel: 2124 5934 (Convent);
Tel : 21233684 (Parish Administrator);

St Mark’s Convent

St Augustine Street, Rabat RBT 1117
Tel: 2145 4111, 2145 9014;
Tel: 21454111 (Provincial Economist, Provincial Procurator)

St Augustine’s Convent

St Augustine Square, Rabat, Gozo VCT 1611
Tel: 2155 6060,
Tel/Fax: 2156 40 91.

Convent of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Millennium Chapel

Church Street, Paceville, St Julian’s STJ 3043
Tel: 2135 4464; 2138 1172; 2138 7676;
E-mail : [email protected]
Website :

St Rita’s Church

Lourdes Lane, St Julian’s STJ 3331
Mob.: 79897233

Convent of St Nicholas of Tolentino

Lampuka Street, Tarxien TXN 1141
Tel: 21224439 (Provincial)
Tel: 2182 8017;
Fax: 2182 0024
Email (Provincial): [email protected]

Convent of St Thomas of Villanova & St Augustine College

J. Zammit Tabona Street, Pieta’ PTA 1331
Tel: 2122 2884; 2124 1166; Tel/Fax: 2124 9407
College: 2124 6613, 2123 4791 (Rector);

Augustinian Institute

Centre for Augustinian Culture & Studies  
Gwardamanġa Hill, Pieta’
Mob: 99402102

Secretariat for Augustinian Missions

J. Zammit Tabona Street, Pieta’ PTA 1331
Tel: 21222884