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  

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    


 

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                      


Abbreviations                         

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                     


Contents          

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                                 


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                 

       

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                    

                              


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                                           


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                 

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                                  

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Introduction

                                                                             

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               

                                                                                                                                Quando il Signore mi chiamò allo stato ecclesiastico mi trovavo

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       

  

                                                  

al primo anno di legge all’Università di Malta. Adesso faccio il terzo di Teologia alla Gregoriana. L’esame per il baccellerato è andato maluccio, da tre voti ho avuto due col vix; perciò tra quel che è in me ed il rigore degli esami, la speranza di ulteriori gradi è molto ridotta. In Diritto Canonico forse ci riesco di più. Siccome nelle mie communioni una delle prime grazie che chiedo al Signore, è appunto di farmi conoscere la sua volontà, credo che il riuto motivato, mi sia stato da Lui suggerito” (DPA            

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   

          



 

 

 



 

  

  

   

 



     

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1 De Piro, a receiver of love

                                                                                          

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

                       

                                           

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  

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                                            

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                                                                       

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                                                                  


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                                                               

                      

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    

   

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                                                                                              

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                                                                            

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                                                  

                                              

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                                                

                 

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                                                   

                                                           

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                                          

                                                                                   


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                                                                                               

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    

  

               

                              

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                                               

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2 De Piro, a giver of love

                                                                                   

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                                                                                

                                                                    

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                                                                                          

                                  

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                                                                                                                          

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                                    

                     

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                    

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                                                                                                    

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                                                         

      

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   

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                                                                                   

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                                                           

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                                                                          

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                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                             

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                                       

       

  

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   

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  

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        



   

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

  



         







                                 






   





 

 





    



       

    

   



      

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

     

   

             

                                                                               


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                                                                                           

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           

The one reason De Piro brought out against his becoming priest showed that he was conscious of the existence and power of his sexual needs, “1. The animal instinct of the conjugal life… 2. and so the fear that during my celibate life, in the struggle between spirit and matter the latter might have the upper hand.”142 When Joseph was deciding in favour of his going to St Joseph’s, Malta, and on the other hand against his studying at the “Accademia”, he mentioned another two needs which he felt he had to educate in him:                                                                                          

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                                                                                                                              

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                                                 

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

  

            

   

                

  

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

     

        

             

       

       

 

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

             

    

                



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

                  

          

           

  

  

 

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

 

   

      

                   

        

       



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                                   

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          

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                                                                                                                


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3 De Piro generated a Society: evangelisation and the charitable institutes in Malta

                                    

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

                              

     

                               

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                                                                                                  

                         

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                                                  

             

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              

                                

                                                             

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                                                                                 

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                                                                               

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                                                                          

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                      

                                                                                

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                                          

                             

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                                                                                             

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                                                                                                                  

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                                                                                               


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                                                                          

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      

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                             

                                       

   

“… he, who has suffered so much for me, a sinner.”

     

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               

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

 

   

After the Society was started in 1910, De Piro continued living both “the rst” and “the second particular words”, but exactly because the Society was then founded “If the Lord there was a change of circumstances and does not build there was therefore the need of another the house, in “particular word”. And the Lord provided vain do the him with one: “If the Lord does not build workers labour.” the house, in vain do the workers labour”.                

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                      

The Lay Brothers                                           

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

                                                                                                           

    

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4 De Piro and the Society: evangelisation to the Maltese migrants and the ad gentes countries

    

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                                                        

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                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                                

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                                                                                          

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                                                                                              

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                                                                             

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                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                                   

  

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            

                  

     

           

              

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                                                                                             

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                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                   

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                                                      

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                                        

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                                                                    

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                                                                                                        

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                                                                                                  

                     

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                                                                      

                 

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                                                              

     

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                                               

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Appendix I The Founder’s Charism or the Charism of a Founder  and The Foundational Charism or the Charism of Foundation                                                                                     

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                                                                                                   

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

                                    

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    

  

                                                   

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           

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  

                                                           

                      

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     

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Appendix II Further Reading                                                                                                      

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                                                                                             


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                                                                           

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                                                                                              


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                                                                            

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                                         

              

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Appendix III Individual Spirituality                                  

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                                            

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           

       

       

       

            

                    

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                                                            

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A Journey of Love, Love generates love, A Fertile Celibate love  

A book by Fr Tony Sciberras mssp titled "A Journey of Love, Love generates love, A Fertile"

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