End of an era for the Sisters of Charity

July 20, 2020/
A month before Dun Mikiel Azzopardi opened the Dar tal-Providenza doors on the 12th of January 1968 a number of Sisters of Charity of St Joan Antide de Thouret started living as a communitry in the same Home to help the founder with his new work. They were the first support workers of the Home with a helping hand from volunteers and later on from workers who were specifically taken on board.

The first three residents entered the Home on February 11th 1968. The were all hosted at Villa Monsinjur Gonzi which had just been refurbished.

Ever since then, the Sisters of Charity offered their professional services with a lot of love, dedication and generosity. On January 1st of this year, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna officially announced that the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity in Malta decided against its wishes that due to age this year the Sisters will terminate their work at Dar tal-Providenza. The official last day was July 15th 2020.

The presence of this religious community was a gift to residents, workers and volunteers of the Home. They were always there for everyone 24 hours a day. Most of them gave their services for a long time. In fact, Sr Gesuina Mangion has been serving at the Home for these last 41 years, Sr Lorenza Borg for the last 13 years whilst Sr Bernarda Buhagiar and Sr Bertha Bezzina were both here for 20 full years.

Fr Martin Micallef, Director of the Home, commented that he was sure that their immense sense of service willl remain a guiding light to all of us working in this Home.
He thanked all the Sisters that worked in the Home during the years but not least Sr Lorenza Borg, Sr Bernarda Buhagiar and Sr Gesuina Mangion who are going to be sorely missed. He also wished them well in their new tasks within their new communities.

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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