Sanctuary of Divine Mercy
A sanctuary is defined as "a haven, a place of protection and peace". This is indeed what one feels on entering the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy at San Pawl tat-Targa. Look beyond the concrete floors and the presbytery steps and into the beautiful, com-passionate eyes of the titular painting of Jesus, and you know that you have come to the right place!
The titular painting, by the accomplished artist Luciano Micallef, was recently unveiled by the rector of the pastoral area, Fr Michael Agius, and President Emeritus Guido de Marco.
This month sees the start of the tiling of the floor of the sanctuary -the first of many things that still need to be done. Fr Michael works tirelessly to ensure the completion of the sanctuary, but he needs help. The costs are tremendous so any help would be welcome and appreciated.
The fact that the sanctuary is not yet finished has not discouraged Fr Michael at all and Masses are regularly being celebrated. A Mass in Maltese is said at 7.15 on Saturday evenings and another in English at 11.30 on Sunday mornings. I would encourage everyone to attend and be proud of the fact that this is only one of three such sanctuaries worldwide.
Donations can be sent by post to: Santwarju Gesù Hniena Divina, Triq Santa Marija, San Pawl tat-Targa NXR 1400. or paid into BOV account no. 400 1633 9848.
All donations will be gratefully acknowledged.