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  • Couple relationship well-being

    Couple relationship well-being

    The importance of developing a sense of “we-ness” and connection, despite today’s materialistic and individualistic society, is one of the qualities that promote couple relationship well-being, said Carmen Delicata (right) during the ninth annual...

  • Ta’ Pinu painting touring parishes

    Ta’ Pinu painting touring parishes

    To mark the 400th anniversary of the Madonna Ta’ Pinu painting – the work of Bartolomeo Amadeo Perugino – the Gozo Diocese is holding a Marian Year which ends on the eve of the feast of Santa Marija. The painting is being taken for a day in all 15...

  • Blessing of animals in Xagħra

    Blessing of animals in Xagħra

    Last Sunday, Xagħra celebrated the feast of St Anthony the Abbot with a concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at the chapel dedicated to the saint at Tal-Qaċċa area and band marches by the Victory Band of Xagħra. In the morning,...

  • State banquet for Malta’s historical protagonists

    Pranzu Statali is a poema in historical fiction which conceives a grand conclusion to Valletta 18 with a State banquet for the protagonists of the history of Malta throughout the ages, from Calypso and Odysseus to present day Prime Minister Joseph...

  • Young writers show their talent 

    Young writers show their talent 

    Gozo Live, a non-governmental and voluntary educational organisation run by Barbara Day, celebrated Gozo’s young writers for the fifth consecutive year at the Gozo College Middle School in Victoria. Around 268 students showcased their talent by...

  • For your diary - January 27, 2019

    • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG) will be screened at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. • A special prayer meeting for children will be held at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, tomorrow at 5pm. The meeting, led by Fr Michael...

  • ‘The Spirit of Decoration’

    ‘The Spirit of Decoration’

    An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Gozitan artist Joseph Sagona (b.1942) was inaugurated at the Banca Giuratale in Independence Square, Victoria. Sagona, a painter, sculptor, decorator and designer, is best known for his stucco...

  • Tourism awards

    Tourism awards

    The Gozo Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, organised by the Gozo Tourism Association, was held at the Grand Hotel Mġarr. Ta’ Frenc Restaurant executive chef Mario Schembri won the Tourism Worker of the Year Award, while the Young Tourism Worker of the...

  • Students, teachers send a message of peace

    Students, teachers send a message of peace

    A soirée, Leħħiet Imdemmija, was organised by students and teachers attending Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria. The soirée, held at the Gozo Ministry, commemorated the centenary from the end of World War I and the opening of the Paris...

  • Nadur parish centre extension

    Nadur parish centre extension

    Construction work on the extension of the Nadur parish centre is in an advanced stage. The centre caters for the formation of youth and activities are not necessarily religious, but are typically an important part of the local community life.

  • For your diary - January 20, 2019

    • Today, Xagħra celebrates the feast of St Anthony the Abbot. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at 9am. The Victory Band will play marches at 10am. The saint’s statue will be taken out of the church at 10.15am to St Anthony Square, where...

  • St Isidore statue restored

    St Isidore statue restored

    The restored statue of St Isidore the Farmer was inaugurated at St Francis church in Victoria last Sunday. In February 2017, Fr Guardian Joseph Xerri of the Conventual Franciscans asked then Gozo Minister Anton Refalo to sponsor the restoration of...

  • Epiphany concert

    Epiphany concert

    An Epiphany concert in aid of the JP2 Foundation was held at St Anthony of Padua church in Għajnsielem. Miriam Christine Borg and Victorio Gauci performed a selection of Christmas and religious hymns, including Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, O Holy...

  • From Bethlehem to Għajnsielem

    From Bethlehem to Għajnsielem

    The 10th edition of Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem came to a close last Sunday with the arrival of the Three Wise Men. Their voyage to Gozo had started from Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 4. They began their journey to Gozo last Sunday, travelling on...

  • Magi in Qala

    Magi in Qala

    The triumphal arrival of the Magi, riding on horses, took place in Qala Square before a sizeable crowd. The Three Kings offering their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to Baby Jesus.

  • The Three Wise Men in Xagħra

    The Three Wise Men in Xagħra

    The arrival of the Three Wise Men was also re-enacted at Victory Square, Xagħra. Mario Agius and his daughter Graziella Casha, depicting Mary and Joseph, carrying Baby Jesus, played by one-year-old Matthias Casha, made their way to Xagħra...

  • Humorous stories from the Law Courts

    Humorous stories from the Law Courts

    Ġustizzja bi Tbissima, Stejjer Umoristiċi is a new publication by Tonio Borg. The book, published by Kite Group, was launched at the Gozo Law Courts in Victoria with an introduction by Magistrate Paul Coppini. The book deals with more than 160...

  • Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    The December edition of this hallowed monthly (first published in 1945) offers its usual fare of diocesan and other news from and about Gozo, predictably focusing, but not exclusively, on Christmas celebrations. The editorial questions whether the...

  • Gozo Bishop extends greetings

    Gozo Bishop extends greetings

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech welcomed members of the clergy and representatives of various lay organisations at the Gozo Curia for New Year’s greetings last Sunday. Mgr Grech thanked them for their work on behalf of the Church during the past year and...

  • Nadur 8K raises €1,000 for Puttinu

    Nadur 8K raises €1,000 for Puttinu

    A record number of participants took part in the fourth edition of Nadur 8K, raising the sum of over €1,000 for Puttinu Cares. The run was organised by Nadur council and sponsored by Garmin Malta, in collaboration with Gozo Sports Board, TRIGozo...