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Beatification of a Maltese YCW Chaplain

Chaplaincy/ AccompagnementPosted by Vanessa Caruana Wed, November 03, 2010 15:33:45

Dear friends,

ZHN Malta has great news to share with you. Read article below!

Fr. Michael, a Gozitan Priest for Sainthood!

During Mass at the Cathedral of Gozo (the sister island of the Maltese archipelago) on the occasion of the feast of All Saints on Monday night, the Bishop of Gozo Mgr. Mario Grech announced that it will start the diocesan process to evaluate the possibility of elements of sanctification in the life of Fr Michael Attard, who died six years ago. In short, this is the beginning of the process of beatification of this Gozitan priest who lived between 1933 and 2004.

It seems that in the case of Attard, there is a hint of holiness after some people gave evidence that they hold to Fr Michael Attard as a person who had advanced on the path of perfection.

The Bishop Grech himself on Monday appointed Fr Tony Sciberras Postulatur MSSP and Fr. Daniel Xerri, Rector of the Gozo Seminary as Vice-Postulatur for the cause of Fr Michael Attard. This wonderful news for the diocese of Gozo and the Maltese Islands by Bishop Grech was in the presence of Mgr Joseph Attard, the Archpriest of the Cathedral Church of Victoria, brother of Fr Michael .

Fr Michael Attard, a known confessor, was born in Nadur Gozo on 1st October 1933 and died at the age of 71 years on the 30 July 2004. He is the son of Koronat Attard, who was deputy in Parliament on the district town.

Fr Michael was responsible for the Young Christian Workers in Nadur, and was highly conscious of the social problems of his time. He published the book "Preparing for the working life" that was the first publication of Lumen Christi Publications.

Article is an abstract of the original and was translated from the source: www.

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