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Divine Teacher, may the whole world follow your Gospel Incorporation in the Society. The themes chosen for reflection during this week – from Monday, the 30th of July to Saturday, the 4th of August – were the following: ‘Jesus, my model’, ‘What is the SDC charisma?’, ‘What is the SDC spirituality?’, ‘Our Founder, St George Preca’, ‘From Identity to Mission’, ‘Citizens of the Kingdom’ and ‘Looking towards the future’. A day in Gozo On Friday the 3 of August the group of candidates spent a day in Gozo. The programme for the day included mass at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, a cultural tour and time for swimming. They also had an informative meeting in Nadur with the General Executive Council of the Society. The day closed with a lively programme in the Xag˙ra centre which included a presentation about Gozo, sport activities, a bar-be-cue and some sing-alongs. rd

Meeting the relatives of the SDC members that are attending abroad Sunday the 5th of August gave the opportunity to the eleven youths to be present at a high Mass in Latin at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, said by Monsignors of the Cathedral with the participation of the Cathedral Choir. The youths then proceeded to the Floriana Centre for a bible study session. In

the evening they were welcomed at a get-together for parents and relatives of the SDC members that attend the centres overseas. Later on the group joined the members of Lija who were celebrating their village feast – the transfiguration of Christ or ‘is-Salvatur’ (Christ the Saviour) as it is popularly known in Malta. The youths’ impressions Having reflected on the experience, the youths wished to share their feelings about this visit. ■ Çlirim Matraku, Marius Bakiu and Daniel Vili from Albania wanted to thank the Superiors and the whole Society for the chance they were given to share their experience with others. They were very impressed by the large number of beautiful churches which show a strong Catholic faith as well as the SDC centres and the unity that exists between the members. The organisation of the daily routines and the way in which the members and the candidates cooperate happily together and with great will left a positive mark. They were convinced that this example will help them to move one and, with the help of God, to arrive as well. ■ Kelvin Mwagi from Kenya was very satisfied with the experience that turned out to be one of

Programme at Xag˙ra Gozo SDC Centre


Preca Calling - February 2013  

- Review Year 2012