“At id-Dar tal-Providenza, life and dignity for all are dearly cherished. Anyone who comes here understands how the life of every person, whoever the person is, is precious and we should cherish it because man is created in God’s image. Here, life is cherished with love. It is this love that is the soul of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, but it also goes out from here to touch the hearts of all Maltese.”
This was said by the Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General, Mgr Joseph Galea Curmi when he paid his first official visit to Id-Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi. He was welcomed by Fr Martin Micallef, Director of the Home, and met and chatted with the residents and their support workers as well as officials of the Administration. He also found time to see first hand the various services the Home offers.
When addressing the residents, Mgr Galea Curmi said that Id-Dar tal-Providenza teaches him how to live the motto ‘Cherish life with love’ that he chose so that it remains an inspirition to his episcopal ministry.
Mgr Galea Curmi wanted to express the gratitude and appreciation of the Church in Malta to the residents of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, the Director, Fr Martin Micallef, Fr Trevor Fairclough, the Sisters of Charity, all the workers and volunteers of the Home. A thank you from the heart because what is being done is the best expression of Christian life of what the Chirch is in its mission in Maltese society.
The Auxiliary Bishop ended by auguring that on the footsteps of Mons. Mikiel Azzopardi, who in a prophetic and providential way instituted this Home, we all continue to spread the message that emanates from here: Cherish life with love.
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