Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nadur Childrens Day Photos by Mario Muscat - Nadur.
Celebration of the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne Organized by the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul www.knightsofstpeterandstpaul.com/ Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master
NEWS FROM MALTA Maltese developer Joseph Portelli confirms interest in buying Montenegrin island Joseph Portelli confirms his interest in purchasing an island in Montenegro that is currently owned by Russian group Metropol
27 June 2022, by Kurt Sansone
Gozitan developer Joseph Portelli is eyeing the Montenegrin island of Stradioti that is nuzzled inside the Bay of Kotor and is situated close to Tivat airport and Porto Montenegro
Joseph Portelli is considering buying an island in the Adriatic state of Montenegro but the construction mogul has denied the deal has been sealed yet. Portelli has confirmed with the Times of Malta his intention to buy the island, insisting he has "great plans" for it. The Maltese developer has visited St Mark’s island, also known as Stradioti, in the Bay of Kotor, claiming that Montenegrin officials "rolled out the red carpet" for him. The island is currently owned by the Russian company Metropol belonging to Russian tycoon Mikhail Slipenchuk, who is also a member of the Russian state Duma (parliament). The island costs between €90 million and €100 million to buy but Portelli denied reports originating in the Montenegrin press that he has already concluded the sale for €100 million. "Yes, we did go to see the island and I am interested in it because it is beautiful beyond imagination. The government there has already drafted plans for it, and I believe our vision would make it even more beautiful," Portelli was quoted. He said that any development would be trusted in the hands of some of the world’s best designers and architects. "They are very keen and enthusiastic about our vision," he said. However, the developer said this was a huge decision, which is why he was still mulling his options. Stradioti was acquired by Metropol 15 years ago and it covers almost 340,000sq.m of lush woodland and olive groves. A tourist resort was built there in the 1960s but was abandoned almost 30 years ago with the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/117541/maltese_developer_joseph_portelli_confirms_interest_in_buying_montenegrin_island#.YroxK3ZBxPY
Daphne's son wants inquiry into AG after lawyers are cleared of bribery Yorgen Fenech's lawyers were acquitted over a mistake by the attorney general By Mark Laurence Zammit
Lawyer Gianluca Caruana Curren with Yorgen Fenech and, inset, Attorney General Victoria Buttigieg. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaOne of Daphne Caruana Galizia's sons has called for an independent inquiry after Yorgen Fenech's lawyers were acquitted of an attempt to bribe a Times of Malta journalist on Monday. "This was an open and shut bribery case against the legal counsel to the man indicted with masterminding my mother’s assassination," Andrew Caruana Galizia said in a tweet. "There has to be an independent inquiry. My family and the public deserve to have faith in the AG’s ability and willingness to prosecute corruption." Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/daphnes-son-wants-inquiry-ag-lawyers-cleared-attempted-bribe.964472 Raġel mixli li stupra tfajla b’diżabilità wara li taha lift għad-dar Minn Gaetano Micallef 26 ta' Ġunju 2022
Read in English Sirjan ta’ 33 sena li jgħix Santa Venera baqa’ miżmum taħt arrest wara li kien mixli bi stupru ta’ tfajla b’diżabilità ta’ 25 sena. Quddiem il-Maġistrat Marse-Ann Farrugia Ebrahem Hamood wieġeb li ma kienx ħati tal-akkużi miġjubin kontrih. Huwa kien akkużat li strupra lill-mara fid-19 ta’ Ġunju li għadda, f’xi ħin bejn is-2.30am u t-3.30am, f’San Ġiljan u/jew Pembroke. Ir-raġel kien mixli wkoll li fl-istess lejl żammha kontra l-volontà tagħha u li kkaġunalha ferita ta’ natura gravi. Huwa ġie akkużat ukoll li fil-25 ta’ Ġunju ġarr sikkina mingħajr liċenzja jew permess tal-Kummissarju tal-Pulizija. L-Avukat Roberta Bonello, li qed tidher għall-akkużat, qalet li ma kinitx qed titlob għall-ħelsien mill-arrest imma qed titlob divjett fuq isem l-akkużat minħabba preġudizzju u x-xogħol. L-Avukat Darlene Grima, mill-Uffiċċju tal-Avukat Ġenerali, wieġbet li ma hemm ebda bażi legali għat-talba fuq divjett waqt li l-Avukat Charles Mercieca, li qed jidher għall-vittma, qal li t-tfajla hija trawmatizzata. L-Ispettur Dorianne Tabone, li investigat il-każ, spjegat kif kien fid-19 ta’ Ġunju li t-tfajla daħlet fl-għassa ta’ San Ġiljan u rrappurtat il-każ. It-tfajla rrakkuntat li kienet miexja lejn darha fis-Swieqi għall-ħabta tas-2.30am u meta waslet ħdejn Pender Gardens f’Paceville waqaf vann u s-sewwieq offrilha lift. Hija aċċettat u rikbet imma minflok saq lejn is-Swieqi ħadha Pembroke u meta qaltlu biex jieqaf sakkar il-vann. Hija ppruvat taħrab imma qabadha minn xagħarha u wara li bdiet timbuttah taha daqqa ta’ ponn u gidmilha wiċċha mbagħad neħħielha ħwejjiġha u stupraha qabel telaq minn fuq il-post. L-Ispettur Tabone żiedet li t-tfajla qaltilhom li talbet għall-għajnuna lil sħabha u mbagħad għamlet rapport lill-Pulizija li bdiet investigazzjoni u permezz tas-CCTV cameras waslet biex identifikat il-vann. L-istess uffiċjal tal-Pulizija spjegat li t-tfajla kellha gdim viżibbli fuq wiċċha waqt li sidirha kien vjola u bilkemm felħet titkellem magħha għax l-impatt psikoloġiku ta’ dak li ġralha huwa kbir. Wara li semgħet it-talba tad-difiża għad-divjett ta’ isem l-akkużat il-Maġistrat Farrugia ċaħdet it-talba. Hija qalet ukoll li ma setgħetx tordna divjett fuq isem il-vittma imma appellat lill-mezzi tax-xandir biex ikunu responsabbli. F’dan il-każ il-prosekuzzjoni qed titmexxa’ wkoll mill-Ispettur Jean Paul Attard waqt li l-akkużat għandu jiddefendih ukoll lill-Avukat Joseph Calleja. tvmnews.mt/news/ragel-mixli-li-stupra-tfajla-bdizabilita-wara-li-taha-lift-ghad-dar/
Ara: Il-Pulizija tinvestiga filmat ta’ ġuvintur iħebbu għal bouncers 26 ta' Ġunju 2022
Read in English Filmat li xxandar fuq il-midja soċjali juri argument li nqala’ f’Paceville bejn grupp ta’ ġuvintur u għadd ta’ bouncers ta’ stabbiliment. Fil-filmat il-bouncers jidhru qed jagħmlu sinjal lill-ġuvintur biex ma jidħlux wara l-ilqugħ, fejn dawn aktarx kienu qed jipprovaw jidħlu fl-istabbiliment Havana iżda bdew jiġu mwaqqfa. Għadd ta’ ġuvintur jidhru jagħtu bis-sieq mal-ilqugħ, u f’ħin minnhom inqalgħet kommossjoni fuq it-taraġ tal-istabbiliment meta wħud irnexxielhom jaqbżu l-ilqugħ u ttantaw jidħlu ġewwa. Wieħed mill-ġuvintur jidher jerfa’ waħda mill-‘barriers’ u jwaddabha lejn il-bouncers, qabel ma ħarab jiġri, bil-bouncers jidhru jsegwuh. Mhuwiex ċar x’ġara minn dan il-ħin ‘il quddiem. Il-persuna li tellgħet il-filmat qalet li l-każ seħħ ilbieraħ. Il-Pulizija qalet lil tvmnews.mt li ma rċeviet l-ebda rapport dwar dan il-każ fl-aħħar jiem, iżda qed tinvestiga l-filmat minħabba li minn analiżi li għamlet jirriżulta li huwa riċenti. tvmnews.mt/news/ara-il-pulizija-tinvestiga-filmat-ta-guvintur-ihebbu-ghal-bouncers/
Health officials warn of incoming heatwave
Maximum temperatures will reach up to 37°C with the health authorities advising the public to stay hydrated and avoid sun exposure
24 June 2022, by Luke Vella
An incoming heatwave over the next few days will see daily temperatures rise to between 35°C and 37°C with the health authorities advising the public to keep hydrated and avoid sun exposure. The Met Office also issued a yellow warning, advising the public that the maximum temperature on Friday would reach 36°C. The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate said high temperatures cause water to be lost from the body at quick rates resulting in dehydration. "Look out for signs of dehydration - increased thirst, a dry mouth, dark urine and passing urine less frequently and in small amounts," the directorate said in a statement on Friday. It said that high temperatures could also lead to heat exhaustion or a heatstroke. Heat exhaustion, caused by loss of water and salt through sweating, could lead to weakness, fainting, sickness, headaches, muscle cramps, heavy sweating and intense thirst. Heat stroke is when the body is no longer able to cool itself and the body’s temperature becomes dangerously high. Although less common, heat strokes are more serious and untreated symptoms include confusion, seizures, and loss of consciousness. It is recommended that one calls 112 for emergency care in such situations. “The heat can affect everyone, but some people run a greater risk of serious harm including older people, babies, young children, and people with chronic conditions,” the directorate said. The directorate recommended that people:
Keep out of the heat, avoid any exposure to the sun between 11am and 4pm
Stick to the cooler parts of the home and workplace
Close the curtains in rooms facing the sun
Drink plenty of water to replace fluids lost through sweating and eating cold food
Avoid dehydrating liquids such as alcohol, coffee, tea and caffeinated soft drinks
Wear light loose fitting clothing
Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
Walk in the shade, applying sunscreen and wearing hats
Never leav anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
Professor Frank Bezzina named acting President Bezzina will be serving as President whenever George Vella is abroad
23 June 2022, 11:40am by Luke Vella
Professor Frank Bezzina will serve as acting President (Photo: Facebook)
Professor Frank Bezzina will serve as president for the periods during which President George Vella is abroad. In a statement the government said that the appointment was made as per Article 49 of the Constitution. Professor Bezzina is a pro rector at the University of Malta and an author of various academic studies. He is also a visiting professor at a number of foreign universities. Bezzina had been appointed non-executive Director of the Central Bank of Malta (2018-2023) and non-executive Chairperson of WasteServ Malta Ltd on Febraury 2020.
PN gets its knickers in a twist: After lamenting lack of consultation on acting president, Abela publishes letter he sent Grech three weeks ago The government has published the letter Robert Abela sent Bernard Grech on 2 June seeking feedback on his intentions to appoint Frank Bezzina as acting president
23 June 2022, by Luke Vella PN leader Bernard Grech (left) and Prime Minister Robert Abela
The Nationalist Party has got its knickers in a twist after lamenting that Bernard Grech was not consulted on the appointment of Frank Bezzina as acting president despite the Opposition leader having been informed on 2 June. Earlier on Thursday, Professor Frank Bezzina was named by the government as acting president for the periods during which President George Vella will be abroad. The Nationalist Party later claimed Grech was not consulted on the appointment, accusing the government of being disinterested in reaching an agreement on several key constitutional roles. “The PN leader has been in communication with the Prime Minister for months, asking for a serious and effective consultation process on this role and others. Robert Abela had even answered the letter by promising he would consult with Grech,” the PN statement read. However, the government responded by publishing the letter Prime Minister Robert Abela sent Grech on 2 June in which he informed him of his intentions to appoint Bezzina to the role. Abela asked Grech to get back with his feedback, preferably within a week. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/117479/pn_gets_its_knickers_in_a_twist_after_lamenting_lack_of_consultation_on_acting_president_abela_publishes_letter_he_sent_grech_three_weeks_ago#.YrTm_nZBxPY
ARA: Malti jinstab mejjet wara serqa f’kafetterija fil-Qawra 23 ta' Ġunju 2022
Serq mill-bajjiet; żewġ persuni arrestati Minn Owen Teuma
23 ta' Ġunju 2022
Ritratt: Miguela Xuereb Il-Pulizija arrestaw mara ta’ 40 sena u raġel ta’ 44 sena wara li allegatament huma involuti f’serq ta’ basktijiet u oġġetti oħra minn fuq bajjiet f’Birżebbuġa. Fi stqarrija tal-Pulizija intqal li minn diversi tfittxijiet li saru mill-Pulizija, inkluż fir-residenza tal-arrestati, il-Pulizija sabu diversi oġġetti li allegatament ġew irrappurtati misruqa minn fuq il-bajjiet f’Birżebbuġa f’dawn l-aħħar ġimgħat, fosthom; numru ta’ mobiles, diversi kartieri, nuċċalijiet, portable speakers u dokumenti personali ta’ terzi persuni. Iż-żewġ persuni qed jinżammu taħt arrest fil-Lock up tal-Pulizija fil-Furjana filwaqt li l-investigazzjonijiet mill-Pulizija għadhom għaddejjin. Aqra iktar: newsbook.com.mt/serq-mill-bajjiet-zewg-persuni-arrestati/
Land swap resolutions will return Żonqor to public, transfer AUM campus to Smart City Economy Minister Silvio Schembri presents MPs with two resolutions proposing changes to the deeds with Smart City and the American University of Malta
22 June 2022, by Kurt Sansone
Smart City will get a new lease of life with the development of two campuses by the American University of Malta and ITS
Government will take back almost 45,000sq.m of land at Smart City, part of which will be leased out to the American University of Malta in two back-to-back deals. The details are found in two resolutions that Economy Minister Silvio Schembri has presented to members of parliament’s National Audit Committee on Wednesday. The land swap also sees the Żonqor Point area originally granted to AUM being returned to the government. The resolutions seen by MaltaToday do not reset the contractual time periods of 99 years for both Smart City and AUM but include new obligations on all parties. The resolutions will have to be discussed and approved by the parliamentary committee in the coming weeks so that government can actually sign the new contracts. Under the new terms, Smart City is obliged to build a hotel, a primary and secondary school, and develop 7,000sq.m of land for commercial purposes in the first phase, which should be concluded five years from the issuance of relevant planning permits. Economy Minister Silvio Schembri, whose remit includes the Lands Authority, is fronting the two resolutions that will be debated in parliamentIn the second phase, Smart City will have to complete the rest of the project that also includes residential development, in the subsequent five years. The parcel of land relinquished to the government at Smart City is split up in three. One parcel is where government is planning the construction of a new campus for the Institute for Tourism Studies (ITS) and for which plans have already been submitted to the Planning Authority. Another parcel of land will be developed by government into a public garden with an underground parking facility. The largest parcel, covering more than 31,500sq.m will be leased to Sadeen Education for the construction of an AUM campus instead of the Żonqor site. This will create an education eco-system comprising the ITS and AUM campuses, and the schools Smart City is obliged to build that will cater for the children of knowledge workers attracted to the area. New obligations Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/117463/land_swap_resolutions_will_return_onqor_to_public_transfer_aum_campus_to_smart_city#.YrOP3HZBxPY
Valletta meeting on late-night music rules degenerates into shouting matchResidents tell mayor, councillors they want the legal notice revoked Jessica Arena
Raised voices, banging on tables and public booing dominated the Valletta local council meeting on Wednesday eveningA Valletta council meeting descended into chaos on Wednesday afternoon as residents asked councillors to intervene and ask for the repeal of legal notices that allow music in the capital to continue until 1am. In a meeting characterised by shouting, banging on tables, and constant booing, the council struggled to keep a tight reign as they it heard angry residents express outrage that the new rules had been approved without them being consulted. The councillors themselves had a number of heated exchanges, as the Nationalist ones accused the mayor of ignoring their calls to address the issue urgently, while the Labour representatives pushed back that they were being “overdramatic” and “performing for the media”.
Residents who thought they might be placated by the council did not find a sympathetic ear from mayor Alfred Zammit, who bristled at every taunt and accusation from residents in attendance and constantly threatened to end the meeting if both councillors and the public did not behave themselves. Resident James Vella Clark presented a position on behalf of the resident group Valletta Residents Revival, calling for the revocation of the legal notices and demanding that residents be consulted as equal stakeholders to develop policies that impact them. Watch video here: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/valletta-council-meeting-devolves-shouting-match-late-night-music-law.963599
39°C għal tmiem il-ġimgħa
Minn Owen Teuma
21 ta' Ġunju 2022
Ritratt: Jose A - Flickr It-temperatura se tkun qiegħda tinħass 39°C nhar il-Ħadd li ġej. Bejn nhar il-Ġimgħa u t-Tnejn li ġej it-temperatura se tkun qiegħda tinħass bejn 37°C u 39°C. Diversi pajjiżi fl-Ewropa qed jesperjenzaw sħana rekord fi-tmiem il-ġimgħa hekk kif mewġa ta’ arja sħuna mxiet mill-Afrika. It-temperaturi kemm fi Spanja kif ukoll fi Franza kisru rekords ġodda, u ħolqu pressjoni kbira fuq l-isptarijiet u l-provvista tal-enerġija. Sena ilu d-Direttorat għall-Promozzjoni tas-Saħħa u l-Prevenzjoni tal-Mard kien appella dwar kif jistgħu evitati l-effetti tal-mewġa tas-sħana:
Iżżomm ’il bogħod mis-sħana billi tevita kull esponiment bla bżonn għax-xemx matul perjodi sħan tal-ġurnata ġeneralment bejn il-11.00am u l-4.00pm;
Iżżomm ruħek frisk billi toqgħod fl-aktar partijiet friski tad-dar u tal-post tax-xogħol;
Tagħlaq il-purtieri tal-kmamar faċċata tax-xemx biex iżżomm ġewwa aktar frisk;
Tixrob ħafna ilma biex tagħmel tajjeb għat-telf ta’ likwidi minħabba l-għaraq u kul ikel aktar frisk bħal insalati;
Tevita l-likwidi li jwasslu għal nixfa bħall-alkoħol, il-kafè, it-te u luminati;
Tilbes ħwejjeġ ħfief u mhux issikkati;
Tevita sforz fiżiku fl-aktar partijiet sħan tal-ġurnata, jew tagħżel attività fiżika fuq ġewwa jew tagħmel l-attività fiżika tiegħek filgħodu meta t-temperatura tkun l-aktar baxxa;
Timxi fid-dell, tapplika krema għall-protezzjoni mix-xemx, u tilbes kappell jekk ikollok toħroġ fis-sħana;
Qatt ma tħalli lil xi ħadd f’vettura magħluqa u pparkjata, speċjalment, trabi, tfal żgħar jew annimali;
Tfittex parir mediku jekk għandek xi tħassib.
Chinese tourism operator hopes to combine Malta into tour package, bringing thousands to the country Albert Galea Tuesday, 21 June 2022, A Chinese tour operator is hoping to combine Malta into a Mediterranean tour package which will result in thousands of tourists from the Chinese market coming to the country. Duma Wang, the chairman of the Hiseas International Tourism Group, told The Malta Independent that his company is aiming to be the first which brings the Chinese touristic market back to Europe when the continent fully reopens after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wang was in Malta for the Mediterranean Tourism Forum, which was hosted in Malta last week and which convened the best brains in tourism to map out the future of the industry. Asked by The Malta Independent what his views on Malta are and on what it can offer, Wang described the country as “one of the best tourism destinations in Europe.” Some 70,000 Chinese tourists visited Malta during 2019, the last full year before the Covid-19 pandemic. Wang said that in the Mediterranean, Greece is Malta’s biggest competitor for tourists from the Chinese market. Wang explained that Chinese tourists do not generally travel abroad to stay in one place when travelling to Europe: they prefer touring around a particular area. Malta, in this sense, is at a disadvantage due to its small size, he said. This is the reason that Hiseas Group is considering to combine Malta with other Mediterranean countries such as Italy into something of a Mediterranean tour package – something which he said would enhance both the product they offer and the Maltese tourism market. Around 3 million Chinese tourists visited Europe every year prior to the pandemic, with Hiseas being the travel operators for just over 300,000 of those. It is that market that any tourism package including Malta would be marketed to. “It is our duty to work to this end, because we are the first company to come to Europe again and to start expanding and exploring new options here after – or even still during – the pandemic. We would like to make the first step and we are looking forward to the reopening of the Chinese market and to be the first to promote Malta to Chinese tourists,” Wang said. As for travel restrictions which still do exist due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Wang says that travel is starting to become easier, but admits that it may take till this time next year for there to be a total reopening to everywhere. Wang was one of the main business guests at Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-06-21/local-news/Chinese-tourism-operator-hopes-to-combine-Malta-into-tour-package-bringing-thousands-to-the-country-6736243876
It-Tieni Jum Tad-Tridu Minn Mario Muscat Quddiesa mmexxija mil-Kappillan ta Kercem Dun Brian Meylak
The Basilica of Nadur Yesterday Photo by Mario Muscat
Jitnizzlu l-linef ghal festa
Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Jibda jintrama l-Altar tal- kor ghal festa Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Il-villagg Tal-Hali fin-Nadur jizzejjen ghal festa Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Nadur in pictures Dahlet Qorrot Bay Photo by Mario Muscat
L' artal tas-Sagrament fin-Nadur Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Qala windmill and Nadur skyline under a misty sunset By Alessio Sultana
Fountain at Xandriku Street Photo by Mario Muscat
Il vara ta' San Pietru u San Pawl mahduma minn Galard f' Marseille
Il vara ta San Pietru u San Pawl tan Nadur Ghawdex ingibet min Franza fil 1882. F dan ir ritat narawa kif kienet meta waslet l Ispirtu Santu zdied xi snin wara . Dan ir ritrat grazzi lil Darren Vella
Il-lum, 12 ta’ Mejju jaħbat il-153 sena mill-konsagrazzjoni tal-knisja. Il-Konsagrazzjoni ssir billi l-artal jindilek biż-żejt u jitwaħħlu dawk is-slaleb ta’ madwar il-knisja. Il-Konsagrazzjoni tfisser li dik l-art u l-binja tal-knisja ġew mogħtijin lil Alla. Bħalissa lanqas nistgħu nersqu wisq lejn il-knisja. Nistennew il-jum li nerġgħu niltaqgħu hemm. Sadanittant il-knisja kkonsagrata hija kull wieħed u waħda minna li qed nippruvaw inkunu Knisja fid-dar tagħna.
MOMORJI SBIEH TAL-HADD 25 GUNJU, 1967 Il-Parrocca tan-Nadur giet mgħollija ghad Dinjita ta' Bazilika Ritratt kortesija ta' Mario Muscat - Nadur
MEMORIES OF THE PAST IN NADUR Courtesy of Mario Muscat - Nadur
Mill lum c-centru tan-Nadur jerga jiehu ftit hajja meta mistennija jifthu certu hwienet. Dan wara li ghall-ahhar kwazi xahrejn kienu qed jifthu biss l-bank, spizeriji u hwienet tal-ikel, stationery u ironmongeries.
Nappellaw lil kulhadd biex xorta wahda jimxi mad-direttivi kollha tal-awtoritajiet tas-sahha u nirrispettaw lil xulxin.
The stripes flag to commemorate the Parish birthday in Nadur
Beautiful San Blas
By Mario Muscat
Canon Anton Meilaq passes away. Very much humble priest. RIP. http://www.nadurjana.com/in-memoriam.html Għadu kemm ħalliena l-Kan. Anton Meilak, mill-Parroċċa ta' San Pietru u San Pawl, in-Nadur, fl-età ta' 89 sena, li dan l-aħħar kien residenti fid-Dar tal-Kleru, Malta. Il-funeral tiegħu ser isir għada: l-Isqof Mario Grech ser jippresiedi waqt id-difna privata fiċ-Ċimiterju tan-Nadur. Agħtih, o Mulej, il-mistrieħ ta' dejjem.
NADUR IN PICTURES
By Mario Muscat Click on the pictures below to enlarge.
Nadur invokes Our Lady’s intercession Photo: Charles Spiteri
A 1689 painting depicting Our Lady breastfeeding Jesus has been placed near the main altar at St Peter and St Paul Basilica in Nadur to invoke Our Lady’s intercession against the COVID-19 pandemic. The painting, donated to the church on the occasion of the inauguration of the new parish in 1688, must have been commissioned by someone who most probably ex-perienced the 1675-1676 plague which left around 11,300 persons dead. However, Gozo, Lija and Mdina recorded no fatalities. Besides Our Lady, the painting depicts St Michael Archangel, St Roque and St Sebastian, and a lady on the bottom left-hand side, reciting the rosary. Since the Middle Ages, St Sebastian and St Roque were regarded as protectors from various epidemics, including the bubonic plague.
Old farm house in Upper Ramla
Photo by Mario Muscat
THE SHIELD OF THE CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Made by Chevalier Chancellor Joe Louis Meilak of the Grand Chapter of Malta. The shield will form part of the furniture in the Office of the Confraternity in Nadur, Gozo. Well done Chancellor Joe Louis Meilak. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL AND FRIENDS WE PRAY TO THE LORD
By Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master Greetings. Messages and prayers from our Reverend Chaplains
Dear All: What seems impossible to us Humans, prayers and supplications will rise like Incense before our merciful Father-God , because for God NOTHING is impossible.
May the Good Lord bless all Medical Teams to find a cure . One of the best prayers I would like to suggest is the Litany of the Saints.
I will keep all in my daily prayers.
Fr Francis Xavier Buhagiar PE Chaplain of the Confraternity St Peter and St. Paul MELBOURNE
Prayer to ask for help, comfort and salvation God the Father, Creator of the world, omnipotent and merciful, that for our love you have sent your Son into the world as a doctor of bodies and souls, look at your kids that at this difficult time of disorientation and consternation in many regions of Europe and the world turn to You in search of strength, salvation, and relief. Deliver us from sickness and fear, heals our patients, comforts his family members, gives wisdom to our rulers, energy and reward to doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the deceased. Don't abandon us in this time of trial, but deliver us from all evil. All this we ask of you, O Father who, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, you live and reign for centuries. Amen. Santa Maria, Mother of health and hope, pray for us!
Bishops of Europe
Fr. Manuel Martins Chaplain of the Confraternity of St. Peter & St. Paul PORTUGAL
Litany of the Saints Lord, have mercy on us. CHRIST, have mercy on us. LORD, have mercy on us. CHRIST, hear us. CHRIST, graciously hear us. GOD, THE FATHER OF HEAVEN, have mercy on us. GOD THE SON, REDEEMER OF THE WORLD, have mercy on us. GOD THE HOLY GHOST, have mercy on us. HOLY TRINITY, ONE GOD, have mercy on us. HOLY MARY, pray for us. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, pray for us. HOLY VIRGIN OF VIRGINS, pray for us. ST. MICHAEL, pray for us. ST. GABRIEL, pray for us. ST. RAPHAEL, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY ANGELS AND ARCHANGELS, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY ORDERS OF BLESSED SPIRITS, pray for us. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, pray for us. ST. JOSEPH, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, pray for us. ST. PETER, pray for us. ST. PAUL, pray for us. ST. ANDREW, pray for us. ST. JAMES, pray for us. ST. JOHN, pray for us. ST. THOMAS, pray for us. ST. JAMES, pray for us. ST. PHILIP, pray for us. ST. BARTHOLOMEW, pray for us. ST. MATTHEW, pray for us. ST. SIMON, pray for us. ST. THADDEUS, pray for us. ST. BARNABAS, pray for us. ST. LUKE, pray for us. ST. MARK, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY APOSTLES AND EVANGELIST, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY DISCIPLES OF OUR LORD, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY INNOCENTS, pray for us. ST. STEPHEN, pray for us. ST. LAWRENCE, pray for us. ST. VINCENT, pray for us. SS. FABIAN AND SEBASTIAN, pray for us. SS. JOHN AND PAUL, pray for us. SS. COSMOS AND DAMIAN, pray for us. SS. GERVASE AND PROTASE, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY MARTYRS, pray for us. ST. SYLVESTER, pray for us. ST. GREGORY, pray for us. ST. AMBROSE, pray for us. ST. AUGUSTINE, pray for us. ST. JEROME, pray for us. ST. MARTIN, pray for us. ST. NICHOLAS, pray for us. ST. ANTHONY, pray for us. ST. BENEDICT, pray for us. ST. BERNARD, pray for us. ST. DOMINIC, pray for us. ST. FRANCIS, pray for us. ST. MARY MAGDALEN, pray for us. ST. AGATHA, pray for us. ST. LUCY, pray for us. ST. AGNES, pray for us. ST. CECILIA, pray for us. ST. CATHERINE, pray for us. ST. ANASTASIA, pray for us.
San Koronatu fin-Nadur
Tissebbah in-nicca ta San Koronatu Martri li tinsab gewwa l-Bazilka tan-Nadur minn Mark Falzon.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Grand Chapter of Melbourne. Today, the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul organized its Annual BBQ to raise money for charity. As always, it was a very successful event and all the patrons were very happy. Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help yesterday and today. God bless you all. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master and the Supreme Council.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Our mission is to helping the poor in Peru. Medic by day, priest by night: a Gozitan missionary in the Amazon By John Paul Cordina.
Photo from left: Chevalier Joe Louis Meilak, Fr. Raymond Portelli and Chevalier Carmel Saliba presenting a donation to the mission in Peru.
What’s it like to be a doctor and a priest in one of the most remote cities on earth? Fr Raymond Portelli, a Gozitan priest who has called Peru his home for the past 26 years, recounted his experiences on 103 Malta’s Heart, on the programme Newsbook Hour presented by Fr Joe Borg. Fr Portelli is based in Iquitos, a city of around 400,000 people located in the Amazon basin. The city is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road: it is only accessible by river or air. Fr. Portelli is the parish priest of the St Martín de Porres parish, with a population of 18,000 people. Around a fifth of his parishioners are comfortably middle-class, but the vast majority are poor, with around a tenth living in extreme poverty. Households do have running water and electricity, but many live in simple wooden shacks on dirt roads. Due to the city’s isolation, job creation efforts are limited and unemployment is a significant problem. Many people try to eke out a living through fishing, agriculture or by selling trinkets on the streets of the city. Caring for the body and soul As the only priest in the parish – though a number of laypeople do help out – Fr Portelli seeks to look after his community’s pastoral needs. But he also identified another need: for healthcare. “I have always been interested in medicine, even before I joined the seminary,” he explains. Consequently, he obtained a dispensation from Gozo Bishop Nikol Cauchi to study medicine at Iquitos’ university part-time, and graduated as a medical doctor after nine years. He often sees patients at the parish, but notes that his parishioners clearly distinguish between his two roles. “They call me doctor by day, and father by night,” he notes. Helping out in the jungle Though he is based in the city, Fr Portelli regularly ventures outside the parish to provide religious and medical services to isolated communities along the Momón River, a small tributary of the Amazon. Travelling by speedboat to reach a series of tiny villages, with the most distant one 12 hours away, the priest encounters a completely different reality. These communities are virtually inaccessible most of the year, as a drop in water levels reduces the river to a muddy path, and are thus mostly self-reliant. People live in small huts with no doors – theft not being a concern in such an isolated place – in communities with no shops or facilities. Stocking up on medicines for the journey, Fr Portelli takes care of common ailments such as diabetes and malaria. If more serious health issues are identified, he offers to take patients to the city, but they often refuse, as they are unwilling to leave their families behind. Once all patients are treated, Fr Portelli holds a catechism session and celebrates mass, often illuminated by candlelight or kerosene lamps – electricity is unheard of so deep in the jungle. Though most are baptised Catholics, even non-Catholics attend mass out of respect. Living conditions may be harsh, but Fr Portelli also notes that there is a strong sense of community in these villages, with people helping each other out. Everyone knows everyone else, and everyone helps out whenever a new house is built. But every so often, village inhabitants try their luck in the city, effectively severing their ties with the community they grew up in. And as a result, they often feel lost among the city’s 400,000 inhabitants, struggling to fit in.
FLAG OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL
The flag of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul created by the Grand Master Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli and put in details by Ross Sabatini.
The flag is now registered as a Trade Mark in the Australian Federal Government IP Australia. Our aim is that one day the flag will fly in St. Peter Paul Square in Nadur during the feast of Mnarja.
Nadurama Poezija ta' Peter Paul Vella
Ghana fic-Centru Kulturali Malti gewwa Melbourne, l' Awstralja
Kelinu Vella Haber (1913-2014) Imwieled fin-Nadur fl-1 ta’ Ottubru tal-1913, Kelinu, kif ħafna kienu jsibuh, kien wieħed mill-aktar Nadurin li taw sehem attiv fit-tiswir u t-tisħiħ tal-ilsien Malti matul is-seklu għoxrin. Kien edukat fisSeminarju t’Għawdex u wara filKulleġġ tal-Ġiżwiti f’Birkirkara. Għamel xi żmien novizz mas-Soċjetà Missjunarja ta’ San Pawl u kien hemm li ltaqa’ mal-poeta Karmenu Vassallo. Fost il-ħafna inizzjattivi siewja tiegħu favur il-Malti, huwa waqqaf ‘ix-Xirka għat-Tixrid tal-Ilsien Malti’, u miegħu kien hemm Anton Buttigieg, Ġużè Bonnici, Ġużè Chetcuti u Ġorġ Pisani, li nislu wkoll huwa min-Nadur. L-ewwel laqgħa saret fil-15 ta’ Jannar 1939. Fl-1940 Vella Haber waqqaf din ix-Xirka wkoll ġewwa n-Nadur u din ħadmet bis-sħiħ favur aktar edukazzjoni u tixrid tal-lingwa Maltija kif ukoll biex jinxtered il-litteriżmu. Dan għen lil ħafna żgħażagħ kif ukoll lill-isforzi favur l-emanċipazzjoni tal-mara. Ħeġġeġ ħafna żgħażagħ jibdew jiktbu u mbagħad il-kitba tagħhom kienet tinqara fuq irrediffusion. Fost iż-żgħażagħ li kienu msieħba u ffurmata fl-għaqda li waqqaf Kelinu nsibu persunaġġi bħal Guido De Marco, Charles Camilleri u Frans Ebejer. Kien ukoll membru għal xi żmien fl-Assemblea Nazzjonali tal-Gvern. Miet nhar it-28 ta’ Jannar 2014, fl-età ta’ 100 sena.1 Bħala rikonoxximent tal-ħimda tiegħu kien ingħata Ġieħ irRepubblika fl-1997 mill-President tar-Repubblika l-Eċċ. T. Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici.
Fost il-ħafna kitbiet tiegħu, in-Nadur kellu post prominenti. Forsi l-aktar li jispikkaw huma l-folkdrama ‘Nadurjana’ u l-poemett bl-istess isem: ‘Nadurjana’. Il-folkdrama ‘Nadurjana’ li huwa kiteb bħala rakkont f’650 vers joħroġ fil-beraħ il-karattru tan-Nadur u n-Nadurin, dejjem marbuta mal-baħar u mal-agrikultura. Dan kollu fl-isfond tal-istorja li tibda miż-żmien tal-qedem u li twaħħad fiha l-kult lejn San Pietru u San Pawl ma’ dak pagan. Dan irrakkont jimxi mbagħad maż-żmien tal-ħbit tal-furbani, tattwelid tal-parroċċa, taż-żmien li fih saru l-qniepen fl-1815, iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tal-Imnarja fil-Buskett, li inċidentalment qed tagħlaq tliet mitt sena (kien fl-1720, skont ma jikteb Giovanni Agius de Soldanis li l-Imnarja bdiet tiġi ċċelebrata b’dan il-mod fil-Buskett), għall-bini tal-knisja, it-tkabbir tagħha u l-leġġendi marbuta mar-raħal. Hawn se nagħti silta ċkejkna ħafna li anke toħroġ fil-beraħ il-kuntest li fiha nkitbet. Billi din il-folkdrama nkitbet għall-okkażjoni tal-festi triċentinarji mit-twaqqif tal-parroċċa fl-1688, u billi dak iż-żmien qamet il-kwistjoni pjuttost taħraq bejn in-Nadur u l-Qala dwar min minnhom kellu leġittimament jiċċelebra t-300 sena tiegħu, Vella Haber kiteb hekk:
‘In-Nadur kien sar parroċċa maqdes bnew in-Nadurin għax kien ġie Cocco Palmeri amar fis lil Bernardin knisja ibni mar amarlu f’dik il-wesgħa ta’ Nadur qim ġie’ fiha ’l Pietru u Pawlu sadattant aħraq il-bħur ġewwa l-Qala l-Kunċizzjoni fost il-poplu żomm l-unjoni.2
Fih ukoll dawn il-versi patrijottiċi: Jiddomina n-Nadur tagħna minn kull fejn tħares lejh kif mill-port ta’ Malta toħroġ dlonk jisraqlek dwal għajnejk!
Iktar ma qribu tersaq iktar ’il fuq jogħla u kien minħabba f’hekk li nħatar biex għall-Għawdxin ikun gardjola!
Il-widien u l-miġriet tiegħek il-għerien u l-bajjiet ismijiet ta’ nisel juru minn tal-eqdem żminijiet kif il-ġonna u l-kampanja it-triqat l-inħawi sbieħ ismijiet tal-qedem għandhom jixhdu nisel xiħ bis-sħiħ!
Għaċ-ċelebrazzjonijiet tas-sena tal-Fidi u tal-1900 sena mill-martirju ta’ San Pietru u San Pawl kienu saru festi kbar fin-Nadur, li l-Knisja Kolleġġjata tiegħu kienet għadha 2 Duminku Camilleri, 125 Sena Kkonsagrata. 125 Sena Bażilika, Vigilat 4, (Nadur 1992), 86-98.
hemm ġiet mgħollija għad-dinjità ta’ Bażilika Minuri. Waqt Akkademja mużiko-letterarja nhar il-Ħamis 27 ta’ Ġunju 1968 kienet inqrat il-peożija ta’ Vella Haber li ġġib l-istess isem ‘Nadurjana’. Dan huwa wkoll xogħol patrijottiku fuq l-istess temi ta’ dak imsemmi aktar ’il fuq:
Wiret in-Nadur fuqani l-isbaħ u l-ogħla fost kull panorama li jiflaħ joffri l-arċipelagu tagħna ... ... In-Nadur kiseb foħrija kiseb ġmiel u dija kiseb ruħ Nadurija mill-erwieħ tal-Għawdxin l-oħra.
3 Fost diversi poeżiji oħrajn li huwa kiteb dwar in-Nadur insibu għadd fil-ktieb ta’ Karm Caruana In-Nadur u t-Tempju Tiegħu Monumentali. ‘Il-Bajja ta’ San Blas’ li hija ddedikata lil Girgor Buttigieg ‘Naduri li għex u miet ta’ qaddis,’ u fiha jiddeskrivi l-bajja bħala ‘s-sebħ u l-kobor tan-Nadur,’ blistess stil romantiku ta’ poeti oħrajn ta’ qablu: ‘San Blas nitgħaxxaq bik: / Seħer il-ħajja nsibu kollu fik!’4
Imbagħad insibu wkoll diversi poeżiji oħrajn b’laqta patrijottika. Vella Haber kiteb ‘Il-Kanuni tan-Nadur’ bħala ‘tifkira tal-Professur Lazzru Pisani li Pitter ilMaqdes tan-Nadur.’ Fiha l-kanuni li xi darba kienu jisparaw fuq ‘il-misħut Nofs Qamar’ sabiex jiddefendu lir-reliġjon Nisranija, issa jinsabu sektin. Kanuni oħrajn ‘qniepen saru,’ b’referenza għall-manuvra li kien għamel il-kappillan Dun Anton Scasciato (1772-1834) fl-18151816 meta rnexxielu jakkwista kanuni bil-permess tal Gvernatur Sir Thomas Maitland (1760-1824) sabiex jagħmilhom qniepen ġodda.5 F’ ‘Żernieq il-Maqdes tanNadur’ iddedikata bħala ‘Bukkett qronfol lill-Professur F.S. Sciortino’, il-poeta jibda mill-leġġenda tal-bini talKnisja meta Girgor għabba l-ħmara bil-ġebel u fejn din waqfet, allura nbniet din il-binja u jinfexx f’ħafna tifħir:
Maqdes gwapp ħafna n-Nadur inbena Nixxiegħa sar tal-ogħla sebħ u faħar; Ġieħ dan il-maqdes jiktor, le jinfena.
6 Fuq laqta reliġjuża, fil-poeżija ‘Luminaria Magna’, ‘B’tifkira u żżih il-ħajr lill-Artista Piju Cellini’, Vella Haber jeżalta lil San Pietru u San Pawl fil-ġrajjiet ta’ Attila s-Salvaġġ. Kienu huma li ‘ħarġu għalih bil-qilla, / ħanqu lill-għadu bir-rabtiet tal-lġiem.’ Hekk ukoll ‘aħna nirbħu żgur ... il-Kruċjata Mqaddsa ...’ Dan kollu bit-tarka tal-Imnarja, voldieri tażżewġt idwal li huma San Pietru u San Pawl.7
Anke fix-xogħol tiegħu ‘Quddiem San Koronatu Martri. Fit-Tempju Monumentali tan-Nadur,’ Kelinu jinseġ għanja ta’ tifħir lil dan il-bniedem li sa minn żmien ilu n-Nadurin qisuh bħala Kon-Patrun tagħhom flimkien ma’ San Pietru u San Pawl:
L-osservazzjoni li jagħmel meta jikteb li ‘mhux ta’ b’xejn b’ismek imgħammda / ħafna wlied minn tan-Nadur!’ kienet tapplika b’mod tajjeb għall-1953 meta dehret din il-poeżija ppubblikata, iżda llum iż-żminijiet inbidlu u huma ftit jekk xejn, dawk it-tfal Nadurin li jiġu msemmija għal San Koronatu. Jolqtok ukoll kif Vella Haber jitratta mal-fatt li ma nafu xejn dwar dan il-korp, iżda hu joħroġ b’dan: ‘Aktar m’Int mostur u moħbi, / aktar fostna sirt magħruf ...’ U tassew għaliex f’dawn iż-żminijiet li fih kien qed jikteb San Koronatu kien għad għandu ħafna popolarità fin-Nadur, xi ħaġa li bħal dik tal-ismijiet, illum ixxejnet ukoll.
3 Duminku Camilleri, 200 Sena mit-Twelid ta’ l-E.T. Mons. M. Buttigieg. 100 Sena Arċipretali, Vigilat 5, (Nadur 1993), 94-95. 4 Karm Caruana, In-Nadur u t-Tempju Tiegħu Monumentali, (Nadur 1953), 23.
5 Ibid., 120 6 Ibid., 125 7 Ibid., 133. Kelinu Vella Haber jingħata ġieħ mill-Akkademja tal-Malti f'għeluq il-mitt sena tiegħu - 2013 Storja, Kultura u Attwalità36
'In-Nadur' Poezija ta' Patri Mattew Sultana
Jekk f’sidri nħoss nifs qawwi, Jekk bqajt sal-lum bil-ferħ qalbi trid tfur, Ngħid li mill-arja, mid-dehriet ta’ seħer U l-ħlewwa tan-Nadur.
Fejn il-ħolqien jitbissem Kont nilmaħ qalb dawk l-oqsma, żara’ u ħdura; Widien, għoljiet, siġar tal-frott fejn tħares; Kemm xtaqtni ma ġejtx lura!
X’jiem hienja! X’jiem ta’ seħer, F’raħal sabiħ, f’ġenna tal-art qattajt! Sirt naf in-nies, tħabbibt, ħabbejt, ħabbewni; Nies bħalhom, ftit, jekk rajt! Sal-lum bqajt nistħajjilni
Inħoss il-fewġa tonfoħ f’dawk l-ibruħ, Tmelles fuq wiċċi u fuq uċuh ir-raba’ U nħossha ‘ttini r-ruħ. U għalkemm minkejja fija
Tlaqt f’qasir żmien u ’l min sirt naf ħallejt, Ġmiel in-natura mżiegħed f’dawk l-inħawi U r-raħal qatt ma nsejt. Għax dawn in-nies dħulija ...
Maqdes San Pietru Pawl, ġmiel kull fejn tmur, Ħallewni noħlom b’dawk il-jiem mgħoddija F’dil-‘Ġenna ta’ Nadur’.
Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi receives Gieh in-Nadur 23 November, 2019
Members of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul of the Grand Chapter of Malta, during the presentation of Gieh in Nadur to Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi Deputy Chancellor.
Photo from left: Chevalier Adonai Camilleri Cauchi, Dame Marlene Muscat, Chevalier Carmel Saliba, Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi, Chevalier Chancellor Joseph Louis Meilak, Brother Matthias Mercieca and Dame Veronica Camilleri Cauchi.
Message from the Grand Master H.E. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli
Photo: The Secretary Chevalier Carmel Saliba is reading the message from the Grand Master for the presentation of Gieh in Nadur to Chevalier Deputy Chancellor Michael Camilleri Cauchi.
The Grand Master His Excellency Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli and the Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul is very honoured to have Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi one of its own.
He has been a very dedicated and honourable member of our Confraternity. He is always ready to give advice to help our Confraternity to achieve more.
We are very happy to say that on Tuesday this week, we donated $10,000 to the Royal Women’s Hospital - Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The money was raised from a Fund Raising Lunch we had last month and some donations from individuals and sponsors.
This year we donated others sums of money to the Australian Farmers who were suffering from drought-ravaged part of the State of Victoria and to our missions in Peru.
Our Confraternity is still small but it’s making a big impact to help those in need.
We like to Congratulate Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi, on receiving the honour Gieh in-Nadur 2019.
God bless you.
H.E. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
Gozo Channel ship damaged after crashing into pier - MinisterMonday, 25 November 2019, Gozo Channel is operating with only two ships after one of the ferries was damaged today due to the strong winds and rough seas, Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana told Parliament. It had already been announced that the MV Nikolaus, which was leased by the company to operate as a fourth vessel, was to undergo repair work that will last till mid-December. The company was operating with three vessels until this morning when one of the remaining three ships was damaged and needs repair work.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Melbourne. Australia. By Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master
On Tuesday 19 November, 2019 the Members of the Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Royal Women's Hospital - Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
Every year more than1,600 babies who are born sick or prematurely are cared for by the specialist NICU team at the Women's.
The money was raised from a Lunch organised by theGrand Chapter of Melbourne on the 13 of October, 2019.
The Supreme Council has agreed to donate money to the Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital at the Good Friday Appeal.
Photo from left: Chevalier Saverio Greto, Dame Gail Vas, Dame Carmela Barbaro, Chevalier Vincenzo Galtieri. H.E. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master presenting the cheque to Sue Jacobs Deputy Clinical Director - Neonatal Paediatrician, Laura Bignell Chief Midwifery and Nursing Officer, Dame Angela Greto and Dame Mimma Sabatini.
The Most Respected Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul. Grand Chapter of Malta. Address: December 13 Street. Nadur, Gozo. 22 September, 2019
Congratulations to our Members in Malta for doing such a great job in helping the poor in Peru. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
The mission of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul is to help the poor and the sick
HELPING THE POOR IN PERU
Yesterday Bishop Giovanni Cefai a missionary priest in Peru celebrated Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nadur. After the Mass the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul donated money to his mission. Thanks to the Supreme Council of the Confraternity in Melbourne and the Grand Chapter of Nadur for the money. Thanks also to Mons. Jimmy Xerri Parish Priest of Nadur for his support.
This was the second time that the Confraternity donated money to missions in Peru in the last couple of months.
God bless His Excellency Bishop Giovanni Cefai for his work to help the poor and the sick.
God bless the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
Dahlet Qorrot Bay from Sopu Tower in San Blas Nadur, Gozo. Malta.
Nadur Bailica Church from San Blas
Sopu Tower built in 1667 by the Knights of Malta
Sopu Tower is situated on the cliffs between St. Blas and Dahlet Qorrot bays in Nadur.
Black statue of St. Peter on the throne
I saw this statue while visiting the church of St Anselm and St Cecilia Roman Catholic church in Kingsway, Holborn, London.
Just like the one in Rome and Nadur.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Nadur. Gozo. A meeting of the Confraternity was held in the Nadur Council Board Room on Monday 24th June where two newly Knights were appointed by Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP of the Confraternity of the Knights of St Peter and Paul. These are Chev Joe M. Attard of Rabat Gozo and Chev Joe Meilaq. Congratulations. Photos Copyright Carmel Saliba 24.6.19.
After the meeting of the Confraternity of the Knights of St Peter and Paul we attended for the 25th Anniversary Mass of Fr Raymond Portelli at Nadur Basilica. Donations to Fr Raymond were presented to be used in his mission in Peru. Congratulations to Fr Raymond. Photos Copyright Carmel Saliba 24.6.19.