The Sisters of Charity

When Mgr Michael Azzopardi was preparing to open Villa Mgr Gonzi, the first home for persons with disability in Malta he wrote the Superior General of the Sisters of St Joan Antide Thouret in Rome asking her to give her blessing to the Maltese Provincial to open a community of the Congregation at Id-Dar tal-Providenza. The Superior General accepted his petition and on January 12, 1968, a month before the first residents were welcomed at Villa Mgr Gonzi, a small community of the Sisters of St Joan Antide Thouret,known as The Sisters of Charity was established at Id-Dar tal-Providenza. Since than, this community has supported residents with impressive dedication and care.

Who was Joan Antide Thouret? In 1787 Joan Antide Thouret, the daughter of a tanner, joined the congregation of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. She devoted her life to caring for the sick and the poor, much of it under great adversity and hardship. On the 11th April 1799 she was called to found a school and hospital for her Order – thus the Sisters of Charity came into being. St. Joan Antide Thouret was canonised in 1934 by Pope Pius XI.

A list of the Sisters of Charity who gave their service at Id-Dar tal-Providenza

Names
Sr Aggunta Mallia* 12/01/1968 – 1970
Sr Alexandra Delazzaio 12/01/1968 – 1968
St Agostina Cutajar 12/01/1968 – 1970
Sr Annunziata Cortis* 1970- 1972

1982- 1982

Sr Assunta Camilleri 1970 – 1972
Sr Castagna Caruana 1970 -1970
Sr Pacifica  Micallef 1971 – 1998
Sr Caterina D’Alfonso 1971 -1971
Sr Maria Vittoria Sciberras 1971-1995
Sr Assunta Camilleri 1971-1972

1990 -1992

Sr Cecilia Frendo* 1972 – 1972
Sr Nicolina  Bonello 1972 – 1973

1985 – 1990

Sr Vincenza Briffa 1972 – 1972
Sr Bartolomea Bezzina       1972 1973

1992-

Sr Clara Vella 1973-1973
Sr Salvina Bezzina 1973 -1973
Sr Gaetana Pace* 1975 – 1982
Sr Maria Ersilia Mifsud* 1975 – 1977
Sr Maria Concetta Farrugia 1976 – 1977
Sr Maria Anna Camilleri 1977 – 1978

1983 – 2000

      Sr M’Anna Laferla       1979 – 1981
      Sr Gesuina Mangion       1979 –
      Sr Francesca Farrugia       1980 – 1985
      Sr Concetta Attard       1981- 1984
      Sr Madalena Fava*       1982 – 1994
      Sr Fortunata Fava       1982 – 1994
      Sr Josephine Agius       1984 – 1985
      Sr Anna Theresa Pace       1987 – 1990
      Sr Pauline Busuttil       1987 – 1988
      Sr Emma Zammit       1988 – 1991
      Sr Lucia Gauci       1990 -1992
      Sr Monica Darmanin       1992 – 1992
      Sr Tessie Micallef       1993 – 1995
      Sr Theresa Tonna       1993 – 1994
      Sr Maria Antida Mifsud*       1994 – 2006
      Sr Maris Camilleri       1995 -1995
      Sr Louisa Camilleri       1996-1996
      Sr Anselma Tanti       1996- 2010
      Sr Elena Zammit       1996 -1999
      Sr Bernarda  Buhagiar       2000-
      Sr Theresa Maria Piscopo       2001- 2005
      Sr Lorenza Borg*       2006 –

* Mother Superiors

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