Mgr. Joseph Alessandro, Bishop Emeritus of Garissa in Kenya paid a visit to Id-Dar tal-Providenza Monday 19th September 2022, on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the founding of the Home as well as the beatification of Pope John Paul I, whose surname Villa Papa Luciani bears. Bishop Alessandro, assisted by Fr Martin Micallef, Director, and Fr Trevor Fairclough, Spiritual Director of the Home, concelebrated mass for residents and employees in the chapel.
In his homily, the Bishop Emeritus said that this Home is a clear example of how God in his providence uses ordinary people to whom he gives many opportunities so that they can help others. He recalled that fifty-seven years ago a small donation by a woman has given birth to Id-Dar tal-Providenza with the hard work of Mgr. Mikiel Azzopardi. With the many small donations that the Maltese make, the work that started fifty-seven years ago is still ongoing today so that the Home can still offer the best quality of life to its residents as they so deserve.
After the mass, Bishop Emeritus Alessandro visited the museum dedicated to the founder of the Home, Mgr. Mikiel Azzopardi, followed by a tour of the SPRED Centre, the therapeutic pool, the multisensorial room and the gym where he saw for himself the various services on offer for the Home’s residents.
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