Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul 550 years of histrory 1471 - 2021 In 1471 Pope Paul II conferred the first investitures of "Knights of St. Peter" or “Cavaliere di San Pietro”, which was an honorific title conferred by the Holy See. This honorary chivalrous investiture from the Holy See is sometimes called the "Speron d’Oro", quite distinct from the Cavalry Knighthoods conferred by various Sovereigns. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master
Feast in Gozo this weekend
St. Anthony of Padua in Ghajnsielem
Festa tal-Qalb ta' Gesu
Festa tal-knisja tal-Qalb ta' Gesu fin-Nadur.
Il Vici Parrokku Fr. Reuben Micallef
Il Vici Parrokku tal-Parrocca tan- Nadur Fr. Reuben Micallef jahdem hafna ghal parrocca taghna fil-knisja, waqt li l-Arcipriet il Mons. Jimmy Xerri ikun qied jahdem fl' amministrazzjoni tal-parrocca.
Ritratt Fr. Reuben fin-nofs. ma voluntiera jarmaw it-tuzell ghal festa ta' San Pietru Pawl.
NEWS FROM MALTA Updated | Muscat says he was paid €78,000 after tax, renounced transitional allowance Former Prime Minister says he renounced transitional allowance and paid €41,000 in tax, in social media post on details of all former leaders' termination benefits
Last updated on 12 June 2021, by Nicole Meilak
Former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's termination package saw him receive €120,000, the equivalent of two years of the prime minister’s salary. According to The Shift News, Muscat walked away from his position with a one-time payment amounting to €120,128.40, apart from his regular parliamentary honoraria which he continued receiving up until October 2020, when he resigned from Parliament. But Muscat has retorted that The Shift had left out details provided to them by the Office of the Prime Minister, showing he was paid €78,000 after paying €41,633 in directly deductible tax. Muscat published the sums paid out to former country leaders and ministers in terminal benefits and allowances, in a riposte on social media to reports of his €120,000 allowance. He said he had requested the details of the answers provided by the OPM to The Shift, which had not been published. Specifically, Muscat pointed out that he was paid a one-time sum of €120,128 less €41,633 in tax, of which he was ultimately paid €78,495. “I renounced a transitional allowance payable for the time spent as Prime Minister and leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2020.” Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/110200/muscat_given_120000_termination_bonus_after_resigning#.YMU3C_kzZPY Għadd ta’ karozzi jinħakmu min-nirien fil-parkeġġ ta’ Golden Bay Imtella' Ġunju 12, 2021
Ritratti: Matthew VassalloMinn tal-inqas erba’ karozza nqerdu għalkollox f’nar li ħakem parkeġġ fl-inħawi ta’ Għajn Tuffieħa. Il-każ seħħ għall-ħabta tal-5pm. Fuq il-post issejħu bosta membri tal-Protezzjoni Ċivili li kellhom biċċa xogħol diffiċli biex jikkontrollaw in-nar hekk kif beda jinfirex minn karozza għal oħra. Fost il-karozzi li ġarrbu ħsarat estensivi kien hemm Seat Ibiza, Peugeot, Mazda Demio u Honda Accord. S’issa għadu mhux magħruf x’wassal għan-nar iżda hu mifhum li l-ħsara tammont għal eluf ta’ ewro. B’xorta tajba ħadd ma jidher li ndarab f’dawn in-nirien.
'He didn't seem to be in trouble': Colleague recounts last moments of 2018 Gozo murder victim Aleksander Stojanovic has been placed under a bill of indictment for the 2018 murder of Wali Salah Abdel Moteleb Mohamed in Gozo
11 June 2021, 5:50pm by Matthew Agius
A court has declared it has seen sufficient evidence to place Aleksandar Stojanovic under a bill of indictment for the murder of Walid Salah Abdel Moteleb Mohamed in Gozo. The compilation of evidence against Stojanovic, 42, a Serb who lives in Safi, continued on Friday. Stojanovic is accused of the murder of Egyptian father of two Walid Salah Abdel Motaleb Mohamed, who was found shot dead in a remote field in Għarb, Gozo, on January 15, 2018. Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech heard the last man who saw Walid alive, his business partner Terence Zammit, testify this morning. Zammit told the Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech on Friday that he never thought Walid was in any trouble and that the last thing he did before leaving the man’s apartment on the evening of the murder was give him some beers that he had bought from a nearby bar. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/court_and_police/110199/he_didnt_seem_to_be_in_trouble_colleague_recounts_last_moments_of_2018_gozo_murder_victim#.YMQskvkzZPY
Young man from Ghana stabbed to death in Marsa, suspect arrested Friday, 11 June 2021, A young man from Ghana was stabbed to death in Marsa on Thursday evening, the police said. An argument between two men took place in Triq it-Tigrija at around 10pm. One of the two, aged 23, was later found in a pool of blood after he had been stabbed. The police said in a statement that the man had been stabbed three times in the chest. A medical team was called on site but the man was certified dead in hospital.
Gozo with highest share of elderly population, regional stats show The National Statistics Office breaks down Malta's vital stats by region | Gozo with larger elderly population • Fewer marriages • Affluence highest in Western district • Total population reached 514,564
11 June 2021, by Kurt Sansone Gozo accounts for 6.7% of Malta's population
Gozo was home to 34,430 people in 2019 and accounted for more elderly residents than Malta in all ages above 52, regional statistics show. Gozo’s population accounted for 6.7% of the total Maltese population, according to the figures released by the National Statistics Office today. Malta’s overall population surpassed the half-million mark with 480,134 living in the Malta region. People aged between 30 and 39 accounted for the highest share of the overall population. The natural population change was uninterruptedly positive year-on-year for the Malta region while that for Gozo was positive for all years except 2013 and 2015.
[WATCH] Gozo permanent link sparks fiery debate between Clint Camilleri and Chris Said Xtra on TVM | Minister Clint Camilleri and Shadow Minister Chris Said opened fire against each other in a discussion centred around Gozo
10 June 2021, 10:15pm by Nicole Meilak
Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri (left) and Opposition spokesperson Chris Said (right)
Thursday’s episode of Xtra saw Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri and Shadow Minister Chris Said go head-to-head on several issues pertaining to the sister island. Discussions kicked off with Camilleri praising the new fast ferry services connected Mġarr in Gozo to the Valletta Harbour. He said that thanks to the new service, Gozitans currently residing in Malta due to university and work commitments are now considering moving back to Gozo, with plans to use the ferry as a regular mode of transport. From the Opposition’s part, Said said that the fast ferry is a positive measure, but warned that the Gozo Channel should not be abandoned entirely, emphasising that it still offers an essential service to Gozitans travelling to Malta. When the discussion shifted to a permanent link between Malta and Gozo, Nationalist MP Chris Said explained that the PN is in favour of a Malta-Gozo tunnel, but believes that a public consultation must be carried out on the project, with the consultation culminating in a referendum on the issue. Clint Camilleri ridiculed this position, accusing the PN of taking a major U-turn on the issue. The Gozo tunnel project had received backing from the Nationalist Party, with Parliament approving a motion put forward in 2019 seeking support for the major infrastructural endeavour. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/xtra/110177/watch_gozo_permanent_link_sparks_fiery_debate_between_clint_camilleri_and_chris_said#.YMKWQPkzZPY
PA approves db project with narrowest of majoritiesProject went through by four votes in favour and three against By Matthew Xuereb
The Planning Authority on Thursday approved by a whisker the controversial db Group project in Pembroke despite unprecedented opposition from local councils, residents and environmental groups. The objectors will be appealing the decision. The project was approved with four votes in favour and three against, including the Pembroke council representative. The €250 million project will see the construction of a 12-storey hotel and two 17- and 18-storey residential towers on the former ITS site. The decision was taken by seven board members after five members decided to recuse themselves due to a possible conflict since they were present when the project was first approved in 2018. The three members who voted against - Gilmour Camilleri, Omar Vella and Pembroke deputy mayor Omar Arab - said there were big question marks on the project, especially about the tunnel leading to the project which is covered by a separate application. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/pa-approves-db-project-with-slightest-of-majorities.878300
Father of lateral thinking, Edward de Bono, has died World-renowned academic and father of lateral thinking techniques, Edward de Bono, has died at the age of 88
10 June 2021, by Kurt Sansone
Creative thinker Edward de Bono (Photo: Roy Zhao)
Creative thinker Edward de Bono has died less than a month after celebrating his 88th birthday. De Bono died on Wednesday morning and the news of his passing was announced by his family. Born in Malta, De Bono graduated as a doctor but went on to study psychology and physiology from where he developed an interest in thinking processes. He fathered the phrase lateral thinking, which has an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary, and developed multiple thinking strategies, including the Six Thinking Hats method. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/110162/father_of_lateral_thinking_edward_de_bono_has_died#.YMFSyPkzZPY
Daphne was to be shot on an August night, but plan fell through
Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Daphne Caruana Galizia's murderers intended to shoot her on an August night in the summer of 2017, but aborted the plan at the last minute. Convicted murderer Vince Muscat and Alfred Degiorgio were already on site in a field in Bidnija with a clear view of Caruana Galizia typing away at her computer. Degiorgio was to shoot her through a basement window using a long-range rifle that was resting on sacks filled with soil. But when the pair called George Degiorgio to reach them with the getaway car, a problem arose. George informed his brother Alfred that there were many police cars around and the plan was called off. The details were given in court on Tuesday morning by Muscat, who was testifying in the compilation of evidence against alleged murder mastermind Yorgen Fenech. "Alfred realised that his brother was getting cold feet about coming over with his own car. We called it off... George always preferred a plan to use a bomb to murder her because it was less hassle," Muscat testified. Last February, Muscat admitted guilt and was sentenced to 15 years in prison after a plea bargain agreement. He was also given a presidential pardon to tell all on the murder of lawyer Carmel Chircop. The Degiorgio brothers, who were co-accused with carrying out the murder, have stuck to their non-guilty plea and are awaiting trial. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-06-08/local-news/Daphne-was-to-be-shot-on-an-August-night-but-plan-fell-through-6736234148
Residents unite in final plea against 'monster' db project ‘One of the worst projects ever proposed in our country’By Giulia Magri
Pembroke resident Rita Zammit appeals for the project to be rejected. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPembroke, Swieqi and St Julian’s residents have come together in a final call to the planning board to reject the db Pembroke project. “We are fed up and scared of the monster we will have in front of us,” Pembroke resident Rita Zammit said. She was speaking during a joint press conference held by Pembroke residents, several NGOs and the councils of St Julian’s and Swieqi. Although also an objector, the Pembroke council could not attend the conference because it will be voting at the Planning Authority's board meeting. The board will decide on the db's City Centre project during a hearing on Thursday. The €250 million project, already approved by the PA in 2018, was sent back to the drawing board in 2019 after a court found that Matthew Pace, one of the authority's members who voted in favour of the project, had a potential financial interest in it being approved. The project will see the construction of a 12-storey hotel and two 17- and 18-storey residential towers.
Il-Kabinett japprova l-bini tat-2 interconnector b’investiment ta’ €170 miljun Imtella' Ġunju 8, 2021 Il-Ministru għall-Enerġija Miriam Dalli ħabbret li dalgħodu l-Kabinett tal-Ministri mmexxi mill-Prim Ministru Robert Abvela approva l-pjan ta’ espanjoni fis-settur tal-enerġija għal pajjiżna permezz tat-tieni interconnector bejn Malta u Sqallija. F’konferenza tal-aħbarijiet fit-Terminal Station tal-Enemalta fil-Magħtab, il-Ministru Dalli qalet li t-tieni interconnector se jsir b’investiment ta’ €170 miljun. Qalet li dan mhux biss se jirdoppja l-konnettività ta’ pajjiżna mal-grid Ewropew iżda se jsaħħaħ is-sigurtà tal-provvista. Il-Ministru Dalli qalet li t-tieni interconnector se jkollu kapaċità ta’ mitejn mega watt b’konnessjoni simili għal dik tal-ewwel interconnector. Hija qalet li l-Gvern diġà ħejja l-infrastruttura meħieġa tat-tieni interconnector fosthom ir-reactor u l-bażi għall-iswitchgear f’Ragusa fi Sqallija u l-iswitchgear u l-kontrolli f’Malta. Il-Ministru għall-Enerġija qalet li b’dan it-tieni interconnector se nnaqqsu d-dħaħen fl-arja mis-settur tal-produzzjoni tal-enerġija bi tmienja u ħamsin fil-mija. Dr Dalli qalet li l-Gvern se jkun qed jaġġorna d-diżinn tekniku tal-2015, se jsir studju f’qiegħ il-baħar, se tinħareġ sejħa għall-offerti u jiġġeddu l-permessi tal-iżvilupp f’Malta u fl-Italja. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/il-kabinett-japprova-l-bini-tat-2-interconnector-binvestiment-ta-e170-miljun/
Tiftakar lill-Prinċipessa Eliżabetta titlob fuq il-ġinokkjatur f’Villa Gwardamangia Imtella' Ġunju 7, 2021
Rapport: Adrian SpiteriL-istorja tal-persuni li għexu u kienu midħla ta’ Villa Guardamangia qegħdin iservu ta’ għajnuna siewja għall-proċess ta’ restawr li qiegħda tmexxi Heritaga Malta, biex il-Villa terġa tinġieb fl-istat li kienet meta kienet toqgħod fiha l-Prinċipessa Eliżabetta. Elizabeth Pule, li hija waħda mill-ftit persuni li kienu jiffrekwentaw il-Villa dak iż-żmien, ġeddet il-memorji tal-Villa, hekk kif qatgħet xewqitha li terġa’ tidħol fiha wara tant snin. Sebgħin sena mindu daħlet għall-aħħar darba f’Villa Guardamangia, Elizabeth Pule reġgħet rifset l-għatba tal-Villa u daret il-kmamar li qattgħet ġranet sħaħ tiġri fihom meta kienet tifla, waqt li ommha kienet qiegħda xogħol fil-Villa. Ommha Jessie kienet tieħu ħsieb l-affarijiet tal-Prinċipessa Eliżabetta meta kienet tkun Malta flimkien mad-Duka ta’ Edinburgh. Waqt li kienet qiegħda ġġeded il-memorji fid-diversi kmamar li qegħdin jiġu rrestawrati, issa li l-Gvern xtara din il-proprjetà, Elizabath ħaditna fejn kien hemm il-kamra tas-sodda tal-Prinċipessa u ftakret kif ommha Jessie kienet tgħid kemm baqgħet impressjonata meta rat lil Prinċipessa titlob fuq il-ġinokkjatur. Iżda l-aktar mument kommoventi għal Elizabeth kien meta reġgħet daħlet fil-kamra li kellha ommha fil-Villa. “Meta kienu joħorġu l-Prinċipessa u Philip l-mamà kienet tgħidli ‘oqgħod għassa ħalli nara jekk telgħux,’ għax kienet tkun moħħha fihom… kienu qishom it-tfal tagħha. Ara x’memorji ġġiblek kamra bħal din! Il-mamà kienet rispettata ħafna hawnhekk, kollha kienu jafuha, Sergeant Major Jessy kienu jgħidulha.” Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/tiftakar-lill-principessa-elizabetta-titlob-fuq-il-ginokkjatur-fvilla-gwardamangia/
Five per cent of airport arrivals are landing without proper COVID paperwork Doctors worried about passengers reaching Malta without virus all-clear By Claire Farrugia
Gozo’s first reverse osmosis to become operational by end of year The project cost €11 million, partly financed by the EU By Staff reporter
Screengrab from videom by MESD/MGOZ/OPM_PSWorks on Gozo's first reverse osmosis plant have entered their last phase before the €11 million structure starts providing the island with its own, independent water production system. Co-financed by European funds, the plant is located in Qala and falls under the management of the Water Services Cooperation. It is scheduled to start operating by the end of this year as works have reached 70 per cent completion. "Gozo will no longer be dependent on Malta and will have access to water which is of better-quality water through state-of-the-art equipment. The new technology also increases efficiency," Energy Minister Miriam Dalli said as she toured the site with Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri and Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/gozos-first-reverse-osmosis-to-become-operational-by-end-of-year.877487
Ħondoq owners want €17 million from State for expropriation Gozo Prestige 'open to talks' on sale of land to State
6 June 2021, 11:14am by Matthew Vella
The owners of the land at Ħondoq ir-Rummien have told government ministers they will relinquish their rights to the land they want developed into a massive 200-yacht marina with hotel and villas, for €17 million. Gozo Prestige Holidays, which is owned by businessman Victor Bajada, has told the Maltese government, informed the government it is now open to discussing a resolution – possibly a sale of the land to the State – to resolve the impasse on their Ħondoq plans. The company originally acquired the land from the Dominican Order for just €23,000 (Lm10,000) in 1988, at a full sale price of €1.5 million should the company be awarded a development permit for its yacht marina. At the rate of valuation, Gozo Prestige Holidays would stand to have a return of 11 times over its original purchase price.
PN proposes national park for Gozo's Ħondoq ir-Rummien Party says it would buy up private land at 'reasonable rates' if in government
Ħondoq in Gozo. Photo: Shutterstock.A future Nationalist Party government would buy Gozo’s Ħondoq ir-Rummien and turn it into a public park, the party pledged on Saturday. Addressing a press conference to mark World Environment Day, PN spokesperson for Gozo Chris Said said that, if elected into government, the PN would immediately enter into talks with the private owners of the stretch of coastline in Qala. The party said the area it was eyeing was some 75,000 square metres in size. Ħondoq has long been in developers’ sights with plans for a massive marina and hotel project as well as a tourist village made to the authorities in recent years. According to Said, the PN’s proposal would see the coastal area purchased back at a “reasonable rate” after it was bought by private interests several years ago. He said that the PN would then commit to turn the area into a public park within its first legislature. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/pn-proposes-national-park-for-gozos-hondoq-ir-rummien.876983
PN to file private member's bill to tackle government’s overdevelopment problem By Bettina Borg Saturday, 5 June 2021,
The Nationalist Party will be filing a private members bill in Parliament to ensure that the Government does not facilitate unnecessary construction in Malta, PN Spokesperson for the Environment and Climate Change Robert Cutajar announced. Sharing the announcement on World Environment Day, Cutajar said that the PN has been closely monitoring the Ombudsman's investigations into diverse construction projects that the Government has officiated. Some of these projects, he noted, have been given the green light without the presentation of a permit. The Bill will aim to ensure that Government does not mark every construction project as being of an emergency status, as it enables copious amounts of over-development in Malta, Gozo and Comino. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-06-05/local-news/PN-to-file-private-members-bill-to-tackle-Government-s-overdevelopment-problem-6736234083
Therese Comodini Cachia will not run for PN in next general election MP once tipped as Opposition leader for backbench rebellion against Adrian Delia, will not run in the next general election
4 June 2021, by Paul Cocks
A litnary of problems Nationalist Party leader Bernard Grech keeps having to deal with keeps on growing. Now he faces the prospect of established candidates dropping off the party’s ticket. MaltaToday is informed that Therese Comodini Cachia, a former MEP and now MP, will not be contesting the upcoming elections as a candidate on the Nationalist Party ticket. Sources said Comodini Cachia has already informed Grech and secretary-general Francis Zammit Dimech of her decision not to run. She confirmed her intention not to run to The Times. “Partisan polarised parliamentary politics is not the best outfit for me to wear to be able to continue striving for a better place with a fairer community,” she said. “In every role I have always sought justice and applied a social conscience. Whether it is seeking justice for persons who are victims of human rights violations, addressing a public inquiry into Malta’s most heinous assassination, addressing a party event or addressing parliament, I have continuously tried to do so with the utmost respect to the dignity of the persons involved and to the level of respect every institution deserves.” Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/110078/therese_comodini_cachia_will_not_run_for_pn_in_next_general_election#.YLqvI_kzZPY
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.