Sep 17th

Dear reader,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the start of another year of events at the Carmelite Priory in Mdina. The Priory is committed to continue providing a safe environment wherein one could explore one’s faith in deeper waters. In silent prayer, in adoration, in meditating on the Sacred Scriptures, in seminars, and more such like events, we strive to offer the opportunity to form oneself in the Christian faith, not alone, but in community, being this one of the most important pillars of Carmelite identity and spirituality.

This year, we are joining in one newsletter the events of both the Priory and the Institute, so that one can easily appreciate the far reaches of the events that we shall be organizing, from the deeply personal, sharing, and meditative moments in prayer, to the more reflective, intellectual, seeking, questioning, and deep understanding of our faith in seminars and reading groups.

After having explored last year several spiritual experiences of concrete human faces and persons, having also ventured beyond the Carmelite spiritual experience into the more general Christian spiritual identity, this year the seminars being organized by the Institute will be dwelling more on thematic areas that we, as spiritual beings, are facing today. Hopefully, this thematic approach will help us not only understand but also give appropriate answers to the questions contemporary society raises. Also, being the Covid-19 pandemic generally not a health risk anymore, the seminars will be held onsite at the Carmelite Priory in Mdina. The option for online participation can be given upon special request too. It is preferable, however, for discussion purposes and for a fuller immersion into the subject at hand, that one is physically present with the group. Registration for each seminar is obligatory for organization purposes. Contact details are given below. Finally, a donation for one’s participation in the Institute’s seminars is highly appreciated.

Below are the events that are being organized this year by the PRIORY

1. Oasi

Formation meetings for married couples and families, animated by Claudio Laferla, every first and third Friday of the month (with a few occasional exceptions) between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

16, 30 September 2022
7, 21 October 2022
11 November 2022
2, 16 December 2022
6, 20 January 2023
3, 17 February 2023
3, 17 March 2023
14, 21 April 2023
5, 19 May 2023
2, 16 June 2023

2. Terz Ordni Karmelitan

Formation meetings for Carmelite Third Order members of the Mdina Fraternity every first Wednesday of the month between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

5 October 2022
2 November 2022
7 December 2022
4 January 2023
1 February 2023
1 March 2023
5 April 2023
3 May 2023
7 June 2023
5 July 2023

3. Adoration

Animated by Joe Fenech SDC every first Thursday of the month between 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

6 October 2022
3 November 2022
1 December 2022
5 January 2023
2 February 2023
2 March 2023
6 April 2023
4 May 2023
1 June 2023
6 July 2023

4. Lectio Divina

Prayer and meditation through the Word of God, led by fr Glen Attard O.Carm., every third Saturday of the month between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

15 October 2022
19 November 2022
17 December 2022
21 January 2023
18 February 2023
18 March 2023
15 April 2023
20 May 2023
17 June 2023

5. Meditation

Formation meetings about and practice of Christian meditation, led by fr Charlò Camilleri O.Carm., every last Monday of the month (with a few occasional exceptions) between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

24 October 2022
28 November 2022
19 December 2022
30 January 2023
27 February 2023
27 March 2023
24 April 2023
29 May 2023
26 June 2023

Details given in the table below in Maltese

Below are the events that are being organized this year by the INSTITUTE


24 September 2022 & 1 October 2022 
Approaches for a Carmelite Youth Ministry 
Glen Attard ocarm & Karl Vella

21-22 October 2022 
Spirituality and Christian Political Responsibility 
Edward Warrington

25-26 November 2022 
Spirituality and Mental Health: Depression 
Frankie Cini mssp

10 December 2022 
Spirituality in War on the Front 
Warren Borg Ebejer

14 January 2023 
Spirituality and Art: A Personal Journey 
John Martin Borg

10-11 February 2023 
Spirituality in a Post-Truth Society 
André Debattista

11 March 2023 
Spirituality and Loneliness 
Michael Zammit & Glen Attard ocarm

21-22 April 2023 
Spirituality and Disability 
In collaboration with the Department of Disability Studies at UM

12-13 May 2023 
Spirituality, Broken Heartedness, and Broken Relationships 
Robert Falzon sdb & Clive Mifsud sdb

Some seminars are spread between Friday evening and Saturday morning, while others are taking place only on Saturday morning. The programme that will be followed, depending on which days the event will take place, is thus:

18:00 – 19:00 Session 1 
19:15 – 20:00 Session 2

09:30 – 10:15 Session 1 
10:30 – 11:15 Session 2 
11:30 – 12:15 Session 3

For more information about the above activities contact us via the details below.

Carmelite Priory 
Villegaignon Street 
Mdina MDN 1190



Carmelite Priory Mdina

+356 2145 4524

+356 7970 4697 
+356 7906 0733

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