Misraħ San Giovanni XXIII inaugurated at Id-Dar tal-Providenza

Archbishop Mgr Charles J. Scicluna inaugurated and blessed the commemorative plaque for Misraħ San Giovanni XXIII in front of the chapel at Id-Dar tal-Providenza. The date of the 13th of May is synonymous with the Home. On May 13th 1969, then Archbishop Michael Gonzi laid and blessed the foundation stone for the second villa that was named after Pope John XXIII. It was also May 13th of 1987 when Dun Mikiel Azzopardi died at the age of 77.

Id-Dar tal-Providenza now has a misraħ (square) officially inaugurated on May 13th 2015 whose central space is used all year round by residents and volunteers for various activities. The design entailed the installation of 120 metal pillars that with their proportion and layout create a rhythm that leads to the footsteps of the chapel. This structure is an expression of contemporary architecture inspired by the episode of the burning bush in the Book of Exodus, which was so dear to Dun Mikiel’s heart.

Speeches were made by Fr Martin Micallef, Director of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Fr Stefan Attard, Lecturer of Scripture at the University of Malta, architect Audrey Galea of Galea&Galea Architects, the prime movers behind the design of the project, resident Brian Micallef, Mr Oliver Scicluna, KNPD Chairperson and Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna who later unveiled the commemorative plaque.

14th May 2015