Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

FR MARIO ATTARD OFM Cap was born in San Gwann on August 26 1972. After being educated in governmental primary and secondary schools as well as at the Naxxar Trade School he felt the call to enter the Franciscan Capuchin Order. After obtaining the university requirements he entered the Capuchin friary at Kalkara on October 12 1993. A year after he was ordained a priest, precisely on 4 September 2004, his superiors sent him to work with patients as a chaplain first at St. Luke's Hospital and later at Mater Dei. In 2007 Fr Mario obtained a Master's Degree in Hospital Chaplaincy from Sydney College of Divinity, University of Sydney, Australia. Currently, he is one of the six chaplains working at Mater Dei Hospital. Furthermore, he is a regular contributor in the MUMN magazine IL-MUSBIEĦ and hosts radio programmes about the spiritual care of the sick.

The Famous Love of St Valentine

On February 14th, it seemed the entire world celebrated Valentine’s Day. With the internet bombarded with commercials advertising St Valentines, there were all sorts of loving expressions put on display to celebrate— love.  We all agree that...

Jesus is The Influencer

One of the things which is mostly media hype is that of being an influencer. Many follow an influencer’s advice in our world, particularly within the marketing arena. Once I read that an influencer “is someone who has the power to affect...

Praying with Saint Faustina

One of the recurrent themes in the Diary of Saint Faustina Kowalska is certainly prayer. But what is prayer? How can we define it? To begin with, prayer is a personal conversation with God. It implies two persons, the one who talks and the one who...

Hang It On The Cross

Once, a person sent me this beautiful poem which spoke a lot to me. Its name was Hang It On The Cross and it was written by Lisa O. Engelhardt. If you have a secret sorrow,a burden or a loss,an aching need for healing…Hang It On The Cross.If...

New Year’s Advice from St. Pope John XXIII

Now that the New Year 2024 has just begun it would be fruitful to seek some insights as to how we can live it with great benefit for us and those around us. As I was pondering on this fact it just happened to me to open the autobiography of Pope St...

St Catherine of Alexandria

In late November, we celebrated the great feast of St Catherine of Alexandria. Whenever we think of her we cannot not mention her outstanding courage and resolve to follow Christ until the end. It was not a joke that an eighteen year old woman...

Marching for Life in Valletta

On Sunday 3 December 2023, hundreds bravely answered the call of pro-life activists by celebrating “love for the unborn” with a March for Life which was organized in Malta, precisely in Valletta, the capital city of the country. Thanks...