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  • Exhibition of sculptures

    Exhibition of sculptures

    An exhibition of sculptures by John Paul Azzopardi entitled Bri-Co-Lage was held at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum and cultural centre in Victoria. It consisted of a collection of works made from various synthetic and organic materials combined...

  • Coming up

    • The feast of St Martha will be celebrated at Tal-Għonq chapel, Victoria, on Tuesday. Mass will be said at 8.30 and 10.30am. The rosary will be recited at 6.30pm. Mgr Girgor Grech will celebrate Mass at 7pm during which there will be the blessing...

  • Martyr’s blood set to be brought to Malta

    Martyr’s blood set to be brought to Malta

    A reliquary containing the blood of St Lawrence is being brought to Malta from Amaseno in Frosinone, Italy, and toured around the parishes dedicated to the saint between Thursday and July 28. This is the first time the reliquary will be brought to...

  • Police anniversary marked in Gozo

    Police anniversary marked in Gozo

    Several activities were held last Tuesday in Gozo to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Malta police force. A Mass celebrated by the Gozo police chaplain Emanuel Curmi at Santa Marija cemetery chapel was attended by...

  • Victoria International Arts Festival concluded

    Victoria International Arts Festival concluded

    The final concert of the 17th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival was held last Monday at St George’s Basilica. Mro Joseph Vella conducted the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in a choral and orchestral concert featuring works by...

  • Archaeologists sift ancient waste at Taċ-Ċawla site

    Archaeologists sift ancient waste at Taċ-Ċawla site

    An archaeological team is digging through waste material dumped thousands of years ago at a site in Taċ-Ċawla, Victoria, where it is thought the first Gozitan village stood. The team is led by Caroline Malone, professor of prehistory at the School...

  • Relic of saint’s arm in Gozo

    Relic of saint’s arm in Gozo

    The relic of St George’s arm was taken to Xewkija parish church after a stop at Tal-Ħniena chapel. Bishop Mario Grech, together with the clergy of St George’s parish, later welcomed the relic at the crossroads in Republic Street, Victoria, from...

  • Feast of St George

    Victoria today celebrates the feast of St George. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the first titular statue of the saint, an artistic masterpiece treasured at St George’s basilica. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, accompanied by the basilica...

  • Coming up

    • The Gozo Youth Orchestra will perform the seventh edition of the concert Opera vs Pop Under the Stars on July 28 at 8.30pm in the courtyard of the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. The programme will consist of classical and operatic songs and arias...

  • Oasi marks its 20th anniversary

    Oasi marks its 20th anniversary

    To commemorate the anniversary of the official opening of the Oasi Foundation in 1991, director-general Fr Emmanuel Cordina celebrated a thanksgiving Mass at its centre in Victoria. Cordina also presented the Oasi Award to Dorothy Meli, Maria...

  • Philatelic lecture

    Philatelic lecture

    Expert philatelist and historian Alfred Bonnici, Speaker Emeritus and president of the Malta Philatelic Society, gave a lecture organised by the Gozo Philatelic Society at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, Victoria. Bonnici offered personal...

  • Gold-plated halo blessed

    Gold-plated halo blessed

    Fr Joe Libreri from the Capuchin community in Victoria, last Sunday blessed the gold-plated halo of the statue of St Pio of Pietrelcina. The halo was restored by benefactors of the sanctuary. During Mass celebrated for the occasion, Bro Baskal...

  • Gozitan writers

    Joe Attard has published a book featuring the biographies of 54 Gozitan authors who have published literary works over the past 100 years. The 260-page publication, which in­cludes extracts and photos, is introduced by Charles Briffa and printed...

  • Farewell party

    Farewell party

    A farewell pool party for Year 6 pupils at Gozo College Rabat Primary School was held at Cornucopia Hotel, Xagħra. Guest singer Daniel Testa entertained the pupils, staff and parents.

  • Kerċem church restoration

    Kerċem church restoration

    The feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Kerċem today coincides with the completion of an extensive restoration project on the church façade at a cost of over €70,000. The 100-year-old sanctuary needed major restoration. After the feast,...

  • Franciscan Sisters’ thanksgiving Mass

    Franciscan Sisters’ thanksgiving Mass

    The Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus held a thanksgiving Mass after their foundress, Mother Margherita was declared venerable. It was held in Kerċem, her birthplace. The Mass was presided over by Gozo bishop Mario Grech, Apostolic Nuncio...

  • Nadur carnival documentary

    Nadur carnival documentary

    A documentary about the annual ‘spontaneous’ Nadur carnival, entitled Il-Maskerat li ma Jmut Qatt, was screened at the Gozo College Nadur Primary School.The documentary, directed by Noemi Attard and filmed by Philip Cassar, was funded mainly by...

  • Relic of St George’s arm brought to Malta for first time

    Relic of St George’s arm brought to Malta for first time

    The relic of St George’s arm housed at the Benedictine abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy, will be brought to the parishes of St George in Qormi and Victoria between tomorrow and next Sunday on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of...

  • Opera vs Pop Under the Stars

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra will perform the seventh edition of the concert Opera vs Pop Under the Stars on July 28 at 8.30pm in the courtyard of the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. The concert will feature soprano Pamela Agius from New York, pop singer...

  • New and prospective priests’ visit

    New and prospective priests’ visit

    A group of novices and their tutors visited Malta from Assisi for five days for the ordination to the priesthood on July 1 of Christian Borg and Joseph Formosa, both Conventual Franciscans. Part of the visit included a day trip to Gozo were Fr...

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