November 19, 2019

Author - 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 Power of Time

Friedrich Nietzche said: Without music, life would be a mistake. I tend to concur with this German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has certainly brought about a profound...

A Divine Dialogue

The newspaper gossip columnist and radio news commentator, Walter Winchell, once said: “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” This beautiful quote by Winchell aptly describes who a friend really...

Angel of God, My Guardian Dear

On the second day of the month of October, the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. Where many tend to be allured by the kingdom of darkness’ deceit in that they engage themselves in every type of occult, spiritualism...

Remembering God

We are living in a world wherein there is a pathology of memory. How much we have become liable to forget the good that was done to us! No wonder that we have become so pessimistic, tragic and, to a certain degree, narcissists...

The Lord Gave Me

October 4 is a great day not just for us Franciscans and Catholics but also for every person in this world. On this day, we joyfully celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the man who pursued a dream which, in his life, materialised in a new...

Nursing the Soul

Some months ago, I had the joy of publishing a new book on pastoral care entitled Nursing the soul. This book has been the fruit of years writing articles for the quarterly magazine Il-Musbieħ, which is published by the Malta Union of Midwives and...

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